JUDICIARY: Security Challenged

In their cavernous new marble chamber, against their rich red velvet backdrop, the nine U. S. Supreme Court Justices looked magnificent but could hear little. To improve acoustics, more red velvet curtains were draped at either end of the bench. Result was to cast the justices into shadowy gloom. Last week the red curtains, side and rear, were swathed in white, and only in the front half of the chamber were inverted ceiling lights switched on. Thus the audience was thrown into shadow, the black-robed old actors into brilliant relief.

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