Washington, D.C. Trip

Last Wednesday, PRIED went on an expeditionary learning trip to Washington, D.C.. We arrived in the morning and went to the Supreme Court. We were not able to get in to hear an oral argument so we changed plans and visited two D.C. District Court judges. The first judge attended Harvard and was in the military. He said he loved to read books on history and that was a big reason he wanted to become a lawyer and judge. The next judge we saw talked about watching what we posted on social media because it can come back and haunt you. She said that she dealt with many child abuse cases and that they were always the hardest. Next, we sat in on a case between two employees at a nail salon. The case was about how one employee threatened the other with a weapon. He thought that the threatened employee was stealing his customers. At the end of the day we took a bike tour and saw all the monuments in D.C. We saw the White House, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln memorial, the F.D.R memorial, Martin Luther King Jr.’s memorial, and many others. The next morning we took a tour of the Capitol Building. We saw where the senators worked, the rotunda, where Congress would meet, the room where the budget was discussed, and many other things. After the Capitol Building, we went into the Newseum. There we learned about terrorist bombings and the FBI. We also learned about hacking. This trip was a great learning experience, and I really enjoyed it.  

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