Not that they are suckers for pageantry or anything, but three U.S. Supreme Court justices tagged along when the U.K. Supreme Court was opened earlier today. They rubbed shoulders with the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the Archbishop of Canterbury (none of that separation of church and state nonsense back in the old country).
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen G. Breyer also had the chance to chat with a bunch of judges from other countries, including the top judges from France, Germany and other European countries. Also in attendance were chief justices from various remote areas with British links, such as the Falkland Islands and the Pitcairn Islands.
Video is available here, although none of the U.S. contingent appeared to have speaking roles.