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O Precinct Captain, my Precinct Captain! Election Day is done,
The neighborhood is quiet now, the job we sought is won,
The voters near, their voices clear, our friends are now departing;
With rolling eyes and shaking heads, the signs all disappearing;
I had the privilege of meeting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia twice. First I met him when he visited the University of Illinois College of Law while I was a student there; the second time was several years ago when he visited again while I was on the school’s Board of Advisors. He was a fascinating jurist, and every bit the conservative Constitutional purist for which he is being remembered. Now that a successor has been selected, at least in form if not in substance, I have felt the need to reflect.
I live in the City of Peoria’s 78th Precinct. Anyone living in this Precinct who voted on the Republican ballot, probably noticed I was on it for the position of Precinct Committeeman. I even won, which was easy since I ran unopposed. But then, I received votes from Absentee Voting and Early Voting, so something went right. When I decided to run for the position, I wasn’t quite sure what I would need to do if I won. I only knew my Uncle held the job in Galesburg for many years and he liked it. So I researched the job requirements, and here is what I found:
Welcome to our new website & to our legal blawg Poetic Justis! Formerly known as Peoria Legal Blawg, we have re-launched our website to better focus on our new blawg and the artwork of Mr. VanFleet’s children, which will be featured and periodically rotated as the background theme of our entire website. Please join us each month to follow our legal based blawg posts and a special poem written by Mr. VanFleet himself!