We want to wish all our faithful readers a happy and safe Independence Day.  As a new, young lawyer, your humble blogger had the privilege of walking through the Independence Hall courtyard and past the Liberty Bell each day on the way to and from work, and it never ceased to inspire with its rich history.

The Summer events on old Chestnut Street (back then it was the State House), from the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, to the creation of the Constitution, remind each of us in the legal profession of the vital role lawyers had in the creation of our young nation, and of our duty to this great republic founded on liberty and the rule of law.