National Affairs: 14th Year

"Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!" Last week, visitors to the Supreme Court were surprised to see a new face, to hear a fresh young voice. It was the first appearance of Thomas Perry Lippitt, 23, appointed court crier to succeed Thomas E. Waggaman (promoted to marshal). Unlike his predecessors, Crier Lippitt (officially assistant marshal) joined the Court three years ago as a clerk, now breaks tradition because he never served as one of the downy-lipped pages who fetch papers for the sitting Justices. "Oyez! Oyez!" piped Crier Lippitt, and he might have added "here opens...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!