Iowa’s Attorney General has a two-foot-by-three-foot memento of his appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court. Arguing a case before the U.S. Supreme Court is the high-point of a legal career. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller says “it’s a little bit like the Super Bowl. There’s nothing like it.” Miller has argued two cases in the historic chamber in the nation’s capitol. Cameras are not allowed in the Supreme Court to capture such milestones, and that’s why Miller plunked down the cash to buy a sketch of his appearance on April 29th, 2003.A former C-N-N sketch artist has gone into business for himself and Miller paid him to sketch a picture of Miller standing before the nine justices, making his arguments. Miller says the artist does so many sketches of the Supreme Court, he really captures the faces of the justices. The sketch looks like the courtroom scenes you see on depicted television when cameras aren’t allowed in courtrooms. Miller has the sketch hanging in his office in Des Moines — across from his desk so he can see it. When Miller holds a news conference, reporters face both the real Tom Miller as well as the painted Miller behind him, on the wall.
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