A Supreme Building

On my brief visit to Washington, D.C. I stopped by the Supreme Court building and took this picture of its familiar entrance on a sunny afternoon, with the flag snapping in the breeze.

If, like me, you are a lawyer, a visit to the Supreme Court building is both a pilgrimage and an inspiration.  I’m sure there are those who object to the colossal nature of the building, with its huge Greek pillars, its massive statuary, and its classical facade.  For me, however, the building aptly captures the majesty of the law and our judicial system.  The law has played, and continues to play, a monumental role in our free society, and any building that houses our Supreme Court should reflect that monumental element.  This building does.