The Supreme Court closed its majestic front doors to the public a year ago this week ó and even princes canít use the imposing entryway.
Four days after his sonís wedding, Prince Charles of Wales held court with Justices Stephen Breyer, Antonin Scalia and Sonia Sotomayor at the Supreme Court on Tuesday. He was met at the curb by Breyer, who took Charles to the new side entrance for visitors.
The prince, an honorary patron of the Association of Marshall Scholars, met with scholarship recipients.
Breyer studied at Oxford as a Marshall scholar, as did Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), the only current Member to do so.
Charles went on to visit the Common Good City Farm, where he met D.C. Mayor Vince Gray. He also met with President Barack Obama, gave a speech at Georgetown University, and was slated to dine with Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Wednesday.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks with reporters following a vote in the Senate. Gillibrandís proposal to remove military commanders from the process of reviewing sexual-assault cases was left out of the bicameral deal on the defense authorization bill, but the senator is pushing for a vote on her plan soon.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.