January 9, 2012
Andrea LeWinter was sworn in this morning as a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. Katherine Taylor, already a member of the Supreme Court Bar, joined Andrea and 9 other members of the Howard County Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of Maryland for the swearing in at the Supreme Court in DC. All nine Supreme Court Justices presided at the swearing in. The Supreme Court then... heard three cases - the Texas election map redistricting case; the case against the EPA regarding the EPA's order to two homeowners to comply with the Clean Water Act; and a case regarding the scope of review of an appeal of a decision of the Patent and Trademarks office denying a patent application. It was thrilling to watch so many brilliant minds differ in public about matters important to our lives.