A block of marble seems to have broken free from the front pediment of the Supreme Court building. The piece was the size of a basketball, and luckily there were no injuries. Architects and engineers are not yet sure what caused the marble break, or if it could be related to the current renovation project on the building.
The accident happened to occur two days before the Supreme Court will hear arguments on Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood - a controversial case that could elimate the requirement that abortion restrictions must include protections for women's health.
Is the building reacting to the mayhem surrounding the SCOTUS nominations? Is it symbolic of the fall of the Supreme Court? Probably not, but I sure can appreciate the irony.