Yesterday's posts on this blog and Downtown St. Louis 365 featured the two statues you can just see here, flanking the entrance to the Mel Carnahan Courthouse. The words engraved over the 14 Egyptian-style, lotus-capped columns say United States Courthouse but, as mentioned, the state took it over for the Circuit Court for the City of St. Louis. All American attorneys take a course in law school on federal jurisdiction. My professor once gave a 50 minute lecture of the deep metaphor he saw between this subject and the Comet Kohoutek. No wonder I still don't understand it.
Notice the sheriff's van parked in front of the courthouse? Check out the details on Downtown St. Louis 365.