Oral Arguments

OK, i know that the title to this post may sound raunchy to those of you that aren’t in the legal profession. However, it’s far from raunchy – in fact it is and was one of the most amazing experiences that I’ve had in my life. On Wednesday, I was here:

to watch an oral argument on a case in which I was the trial attorney.  This was the first time I had ever gone to an oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court. Ever. And it was on a case that I had tried.  Here’s what it looked like when we were standing in line, waiting to get in:

At 5, that morning I got up and got ready and got coffee. Then I hopped into a cab and made my way to the court. I’ve known that the argument was scheduled for months but the magnitude of it didn’t hit me until I walked around the corner and literally was standing in the cold in front of the building, which is massive.  The experience was unlike anything I had ever had and will probably ever have in the future because I don’t anticipate ever having another case that I worked on in some way, shape or form ever reach the US Supreme Court. I’m more than happy to discuss my experiences with you, but don’t necessarily want to blog about it.

I was in DC for about  a week and it was one of the best trips that I have ever had – mostly because of the arguments, but also because I saw just about all the memorials and a couple of good museums. My favorite museums were the American Museum of Natural History and the Holocaust Memorial Museum, for very different reasons. I think that the Holocaust Museum serves an important purpose because it reminds us that genocide has occurred and continues to occur in today’s world. I loved the Natural History Museum because it just had really cool and interesting information in it.  Here are some of my favorite pics from the trip:

There are many more on my FB page, these are just a smattering.  I got home last night, pretty late and spent most of today getting re-acclimated to everything. Because of the snow storm, we are doing trick or treating tomorrow, so it seems that I am getting the best of both worlds. 🙂

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One thought on “Oral Arguments

  1. What a great trip! You know how excited I am for you to attend the oral arguments on your case–I am still making my way through the transcript. It looks like you had absolutely perfect weather for sightseeing and I love the picture that you took of the Vietnam wall. The leaves, reflection, and angle are beautiful.

    Its been years since I’ve been to DC and I want to go back for a visit. I’ve never been to the Holocaust Museum but have always wanted to go.

    Welcome back! i hope trick o treatnig was fun!

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