Off to Omaha to “swear in” a new Congressman

Photo credit: KENT SIEVERS/THE WORLD-HERALD

Photo credit: KENT SIEVERS/THE WORLD-HERALD

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?

For more on Mr. Ashford see here and here.

RGK

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