In April, Anne and I took our girls to Washington, DC for spring break. We saw many of the usual monuments, memorials and museums. We were also fortunate to have a private tour of the National Archives and as the four of us stood alone in the Rotunda with only our historian guide and our nation’s charter documents, I was struck by the courage and the foresight that these formative leaders had to shape our country. Then, three days later, we all sat in the front row of the Supreme Court and thought of the cases that have been argued there that define our rights and freedoms, often harkening back to the principles laid out in the four pages of the Constitution. I thought of the important and critical role that an independent judiciary has in our democracy.