JUDICIARY: Sitting No. 142

Red plush cords were stretched across a corridor of the Capitol at noon one day last week. Tourists lined up to watch a heavy door open at one side of the corridor and nine elderly gentlemen in black robes file out and across and into another room. A moment later they emerged in a dim-lit semicircular room, took their places in nine black high-backed chairs on a raised platform. A handsome young man in a cutaway coat cried: "Oyez, oyez, oyez! All persons having business before the Honorable, the Supreme Court of...

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