JUDICIARY: Oyez, Oyez, Oyez

The eight black-robed figures sank down with gloomy dignity behind the long bench. Duplicates in wrinkled old flesh of the classic busts of their predecessors niched in the walls around them, the eight fine faces peered out through the shadows of the courtroom. Then the crier, in sharply pressed cutaway, rapped his gavel once and announced: "Oyez, oyez, oyez! All persons having business before the Honorable, the Supreme Court of the United States, are admonished to draw near and give their attention, for the Court is now sitting. God save the United...

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