BAEC Bulletin - May/June 2023

BAEC Bulletin | May/June 2023 | 27

Washington Lawyer magazine has listed “observing oral arguments at the Supreme Court” as the number one alternative for “expanding the mind and improving one’s practice.” The U.S. Supreme Court is “distinctly American in concept and function,”,as former Chief Justice Hughes has observed. Rarely can one observe an entire branch of the Federal Government in action. Under the guidance of Dennis J. Bischof, organizes and schedules in person admissions to the United States Supreme Court Bar. Bar Association members are admitted in open Court before all nine Justices and listen to oral argument. This year’s excursion to Washington, D.C. was set for Monday, April 17, 2023. Jennifer Beckage, Scott Lupiani, Jane Yoon, Jennifer Metzger Kimura, and Melissa Thore were admitted in open Court before all Justices. Members listened to oral argument in Pugin v. Garland. The issue: to qualify as “an offense relating to obstruction of justice,” 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43) (S), must a predicate offense require a nexus with a pending or ongoing investigation or judicial proceeding? The experience was enjoyed by all who attended. Dennis J. Bischof, Esq., coordinates Admissions Program for the Bar Association. BAEC Members Attend In-Person Admissions in D.C.

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