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Shakespeare Theatre Hosts Mock Trial June 22

June 11, 2020

Court is now in session. The Shakespeare Theatre Company presents a virtual mock trial on June 22, 2020.


Hear an appellate argument before a panel of judges, based on a legal issue arising out of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Heralded as “The funniest, most entertaining event in Washington,” by Roll Call magazine, the Mock Trial series features prominent law professionals as they explore the connection between classical theatre and modern-day law. Past participants include justices and judges from the United States Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, and the United States Court of Appeals to name a few.


Judges and advocates will be connected remotely via video while remaining safely in their chambers, homes, and offices.

Conceived in 1994, the Mock Trial Series explores the connection of classical theatre and modern-day law. 


Tickets to the event have been known to sell out in minutes due to the prominent law professionals it hosts, such as U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, and the Honourable Suzanne Côté from the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland, Judge David S. Tatel, Judge Thomas B. Griffith, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, Judge Patricia A. Millett, Judge Cornelia T.L. Pillard, Judge Robert L. Wilkins and Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.


Tickets are $50. Free for students. Purchase here

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Color Your Own Faberge Egg

May 25, 2020

Download the coloring pages of Marjorie Merriweather Post's amazing jewelry collection and have some family-fun creating your own!

Hillwood Estate, Musuem and Gardens is offering many of its tours and workshops online. 

Spring gardens at Hillwood (Photo by: Spring gardens at Hillwood

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DC Voting in 2020

April 2, 2020

In light of the spread of COVID-19, 20 Voting Centers will open throughout the District of Columbia beginning May 22, 2020, and will remain open through June 2, 2020. For upcoming elections, you can request an absentee ballot now.


Social distancing measures will be enforced at all Voting Centers. All locations will open from 8:30 am until 7:00 pm, including on Election Day. 


The usual 144 voting precincts will NOT open on Election Day.


For the June 16, 2020 Ward 2 Special Election, Voting Centers will open beginning Friday, June 12 and will remain open through Election Day. 


Social distancing measures will be enforced at all Voting Centers.


Primary Election is Tuesday, June 2, 2020 

Special Election for Ward 2 is Tuesday, June 16, 2020

General Election is Tuesday, November 3, 2020


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