In a first, at least as I remember it, our court will sit en banc this morning to conduct a ceremonial “swearing-in” ceremony for Rep. Brad Ashford, D-Neb, the new Congressman from Omaha. He is also a lawyer.
Are ceremonies like this one a good thing? I don’t know for sure, but I think so. In any event, they seem harmless. Our court has always tried to maintain respectful relations with our Congressional delegation (except when I told Congress to go to hell), and this seems like a natural extension of that respectful relationship. What do you think?