I saw this picture in a Crate & Barrel catalog recently, and it was as if my two worlds had collided!
The top book in this boozy vignette is the Illinois Reports, the official publication of that state's Supreme Court. Michigan has its own version, and most of important of all, I know how you can get a copy. How giddy are you right now???
Called the Index to Special Sessions, it is sold for only $35 by the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society. Free shipping!
Anyone who is an attorney or loves an attorney should get a copy. Anyone (and, really, don't I mean everyone??) who LOVES this picture should get one!
The stories inside the special edition are pure gold! This book contains the official transcripts of the special sessions of the Michigan Supreme Court from 1988 through 2003. Memorials, groundbreakings, portrait dedications, investitures... All inspiring stories of leadership and the personal stories of the justices who shaped Michigan's legal heritage for the last quarter century. Told by those who know them best: their families, friends, and colleagues.
*I work for the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society, and am paid by them to raise awareness of Michigan's legal heritage, although they may not have meant this way...