The U.S. Supreme Court building at One First Street, on the morning of Monday, March 19. Like rock star groupies, SCOTUS fans camped out overnight for a chance to breathe the same air as the nine robed ones.
As we previously explained, we didn’t make it in to see the argument in Morse v. Frederick, aka the “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” case, before the Supreme Court on Monday. But our trip wasn’t a complete waste, since we did get some video footage (here, here, here, and here).
Oh wait — you HATED our videos. Well, at least give us credit for mixing things up a little around here. Every now and then, we like to try new things, to keep ATL from getting hidebound. Not every experiment works; but that’s why they call them experiments.
Anyway, hopefully you’ll like our still photography more. We’re post them in two batches. The first set of pictures, of Dean Kenneth Starr and two colleagues, appears after the jump.
Dean Ken Starr (right), accompanied by a tall, dark and handsome colleague. We assume this gentleman is an associate — or maybe a non-equity partner (same difference) — at Kirkland & Ellis.
We must chide this fellow, however, for two transgressions. First, he’s not wearing a long topcoat. C’mon, kid — there’s a reason they call it the SUPREME Court. Even we,
the hoi polloi who came as mere spectators, were wearing an overcoat that fell to the knee.
Second, why isn’t he wheeling Dean Starr’s litigation bag for him? What good is an associate who doesn’t carry (or wheel) a senior colleague’s lit bag?
Kenneth Starr, smiling like he means it. And we weren’t even wearing our blue dress!
Kenneth Starr and his crew. Check out their broad smiles — what happy warriors!
We had to avert our eyes. We couldn’t stand the sight of a former D.C. Circuit judge and Solicitor General trying to drag a wheeled litigation bag up a flight of steps. It’s completely unseemly.
Team Starr, riding off into the sunset (or sunrise, as the case may be).