In Uncategorized on 06/01/2022 at 09:52

They stand, in my imagination this morning, “in ‘ollow square” next the reflecting pool. The Judges, Senior Judges, and STJs, with their law clerks deferentially a pace behind. The hardlaboring clerks and flailing datestampers form another side, with Ch Clk Servoss at their head. Maintenance and service personnel, the invisible hands who bring the Glasshouse on Second Street, NW, to life each day, stand in the sunlight with the “gear and tackle and trim” of their several trades held proudly. And the staff of the Judges’ Cafeteria, with their banners proclaiming cups coffee, pieces pie, and slices pizza (hi, Judge Holmes) complete the square.

Ch J Maurice B (“Mighty Mo”) Foley, solemn but affable as always, presents the Gavel of Chieftainship to Ch J Elect Kathleen (“TBS = The Big Shillelagh”) Kerrigan. They exchange a formal handshake.

Then off to the buffet table and coffee wagon for the reception.


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