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Send Me Your Doorstuffs

Posted in F1@1F Friends, SCOTUS Doors by Mike Sacks on May 4, 2010

Now that F1@1F has made it into the NYT and the BLT regarding the SCOTUS door closure, I’m taking it upon myself to collect stories, photos, and videos of readers’ experiences approaching and entering the Court’s bronze doors.  Please send me what you have.  If I get enough by this time next week, I will post them all here on the site.

Also, Steve de Man, a friend I met in line at Doe v. Reed and CLS, has started a Facebook group, “Supreme Court: please reopen your steps.”  I encourage those who have walked through the doors, hope one day to walk through the doors, or simply value the experience’s availability to American citizens, to join up.  The Court isn’t likely to change its position, especially because it spent so much time and treasure creating the new entrances to the visitor center, but it’s worth registering your dissents.

Here’s Steve and his friend Patrick O’Donnell talking shop at dawn in the Doe line:

Finally, Lawrence Hurley at Washington Briefs has posted a glimpse at the steps’ new, dismal scene.  Too bad we likely will have to wait for an even more dismal scene (skip to 20:00, watch through 24:00) before anyone else–spare perhaps the next justice–may walk through those doors again.

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  1. Donna Northouse said, on May 11, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Hi Mike!

    Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your blog and watching the video at the end. It’s great the way you’re bringing the Supreme Court to the masses, particularly the young, it appears. I esp liked the Post story about how you shared pizza with those inspiring high schoolers from California.

    I think you should do both print and tv journalism since you write so well (love those complex sentences!) and have a great voice.

    Hope you keep blogging even though there’s no more lines to wait in, at least not for a few months.

    A new fan,
    Donna Northouse (mother of Clay, who speaks very highly of you)


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