When I asked folks to “flog” this blog, one of the commentators (anonymouse,
May 2, 2014 at 9:17 am) suggested that I provide more behind-the-scenes accounts of what really goes in the federal trial courts. Believing that a picture is worth a thousand words, and keeping in mind my post on the wearing apparel of female lawyers, consider the following that I received last year (well before my apparel post) as part of a contest for the best Halloween costume.
Yes, the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska has an annual Halloween contest. What’s more, Chief Judge Bill Riley of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (whose office is in Omaha) is a very engaged participant as well. I think he might even have thought up the idea!