This week I had a really relaxing weekend in DC. I spent my weekend in the Virginia countryside. It is so hard to imagine that less than an hour away is lush pastures, horses, and wilderness. I spent my weekend hiking, biking, and relaxing. My favorite part of the weekend was visiting the Shenandoah Mountains and Luray Caverns. In one day I went to the highest peak in the Shenandoah’s and the lowest point in the Caverns! Although I didn’t spend my day on the Mall with my fellow interns, I still felt a wave of patriotism in the Virginia wilderness. It is so amazing to be surrounded in the awesome beauty of this country!
Outside of my weekend getaway, I spent my week busy at work. The best part of the week was attending an American Constitution Society meeting. The meeting was a Supreme Court Review; some of the leading Supreme Court attorneys discussed the courts decisions. It was really fascinating to hear them interpret the decisions and justices’ writings. One of the recurring themes was the Court’s protection of individual rights, particularly first amendment rights. It will be interesting to see how (or if) this will affect people with disabilities.