03 May 2007

Why is the Virginia Supreme Court Closed?

For the last few days this notice has been posted on the Virginia Supreme Court's site:
Thursday, May 3, 2007: The Supreme Court Building in Richmond will be closed to the public. However, the Office of the Executive Secretary will be staffed with essential personnel to assist the courts. Computer systems will remain available to all users.
Somebody in the office suggested that this is because of the visit of the British Queen. Anybody know if the government of a Commonwealth in a democratic-republic which 200+ years back rejected the monarchy is closed in honor of the visit of the current monarch?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think it was an issue of parking and security, not deference.