Thank you for your concern over my absence from the blogoshere yesterday. With more than 1,200 posts I have rarely missed a posting Monday through Friday.
Gretchen and I arrived home (exhausted) late yesterday (Tuesday) after a business/pleasure trip to Washington, D.C.
First, the pleasure. If you have not been to the nation's capital, then I cannot recommend it more highly.
The place is all that.
Looking for history? Check. Looking for the epicenter of democracy in action? Check. Looking for a great place to stay: Capitol Hill Hotel. While I could go on and on about all of the interesting things to see and do, any travel guide (hard copy or online) would be a far better alternative.
The business component?
Following the ceremony, we all enjoyed a private reception with Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Ginsberg and Justice Sotomayor, lunch at the Army and Navy Club, a tour of the Pentagon, and an evening reception with Senator Bob Dole.
What a day.
The experience of being sworn into the court in open session is open to any attorney admitted and in good standing before any state or federal court, regardless of his or her practice focus.
If you are an attorney (or an attorney's spouse with a sense of adventure), then you can find the protocol for admission on the SCOTUS official website. It is certainly one of those once-in-lifetime "bucket list" things to do professionally.
Now, back to blogging and estate planning.