Friday, January 4, 2013

Photos from Mary

Of course I read Mary's email before I knew what the photo was. Mary wrote: Imagine him crying, wailing with his nose pressed to the door trying to get out. I thought she was talking about her date last night. Ok, bad joke, but I couldn't resist. It reminds me of the old joke making the trade show rounds back in the 80s of a man saying, "There was a woman last night pounding on the door of my hotel room, yelling, screaming" and you think "wow, that's a weird story" and then the punchline is "And so I decided to let her out."

This is actually the door to Mary's new screened in porch where she had considered putting in a cat door, but then decided against it. Milo has been very confused by this addition. I said to Mary if she woke up one day and there was an extra room in her house she'd never seen, she'd be confused too.

These two are the DC Court of Appelas building where Mary reported for jury duty yesterday. It's one day or one trial (which is what NY is as well) and Mary didn't get chosen so she has now done her civic duty. The statue is Abraham Lincoln.


Mary Mc said...

Actually I misled you - I was in jury duty in the Courthouse of the Superior Court, not the Court of Appeals. I just walked by this building on my way home. Do appeals courts have juries? I'm thinking they don't but I don't know why I think that.

Mary Mc said...

Here's more than you want to know about the Court of Appeals:

Congress established the District of Columbia Court of Appeals as the highest court of the District of Columbia in 1970. The court consists of a chief judge and eight associate judges. The court is assisted by the service of retired judges who have been recommended and approved as senior judges.
The D.C. Court of Appeals is the equivalent of a state supreme court. As the highest court for the District of Columbia, the Court of Appeals is authorized to review all final orders, judgments and specified interlocutory orders of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The Court also has jurisdiction to review decisions of administrative agencies, boards, and commissions of the District of Columbia government, as well as to answer questions of law certified by federal and state appellate courts. As authorized by Congress, the Court reviews proposed rules of the Superior Court and promulgates its own rules.

In the exercise of its inherent jurisdiction over members of the legal profession, the Court established the District of Columbia Bar and has the power to approve the rules regarding attorney discipline. The Court also approves the rules regarding attorney conduct and has established rules governing the admission of members of the District of Columbia Bar and the resolution of complaints concerning the unauthorized practice of law in the District of Columbia.

Melissa said...

Poor Milo :(... Maybe Mary will end up adding that cat door after all :). Pretty pics.. And thanks for the education on the court of appeals... I didn't know any of that!

Barbara said...

Mary may have thought she built the porch for herself but it was really for Milo.