U.S. ambassador sworn in on an e-reader

Suzi LeVine, U.S. ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, is the first U.S. official to swear the oath of office on an electronic Constitution.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   June 2, 2014 at 6:59 PM

BERN, Switzerland, June 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador Suzi LeVine, who became the nation's representative to Switzerland and Liechtenstein on Monday, took the oath of office on an electronic copy of the Constitution.

LeVine, who sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden, placed her palm on an e-reader. The digital version of the Constitution was open to the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Officials were unspecific about the e-reader brand, though the Washington Post described it as a Kindle Touch.

Related UPI Stories
Topics: Joe Biden
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Pepsi to release 'Back to the Future Part II' inspired Pepsi Perfect
Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to parasitic disease scientists
Womb transplants begin in U.K. after Sweden's success
Gay Vatican priest comes out day before Pope Francis begins synod on family issues
Scientists find roadmap that may lead to 'exercise pill'