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Old 11-29-2005, 03:18 AM
Saturnino Saturnino is offline
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Default Re: Supreme Court

That's a Roman soldier (or more properly a lictor) carrying the fasci, the symbol of delegated government authority in the Roman world.
It was only used as a symbol of fascism after Mussolini. It could just mean the heavy hand of government order and justice. (not that I like it).
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