LLJ Editor-In-Chief Reflects on Cover of Fall Issue

December 01, 2011
Author: Katherine Charapich

Images of Lady Justice tend to be regal in character; wearing a blindfold, and holding the scales of justice and a sword. The blindfold represents impartial justice. The scales represent the merit of the claims. The sword represents the power held by the court.

The cover photo featured on the Fall 2011 print edition of the Liberty Legal Journal is a photograph of the dome of the Ontario County Courthouse in Canandaigua, New York. This magnificent photo captures Lady Justice in all her stateliness, set against a clear blue sky.

This photo holds a very special place in my heart. Canandaigua, New York, was where my grandmother lived during the summers when I was a young girl. During my summer visits to my grandmother’s cottage on Canandaigua Lake, I would listen to Dr. Falwell’s radio addresses with my grandmother as we sat around the kitchen table. My grandmother, who has been celebrating in the presence of our Lord during these past twenty years, would be so very pleased to know that her first grandchild has the incredible privilege of attending Liberty University School of Law, the law school started by Dr. Falwell.

What joy it would bring to my grandmother to see that the cover of the Fall 2011 Liberty Legal Journal bears a picture of the dome of the courthouse located in her hometown, Canandaigua, New York. In fact, that very special picture was taken by my own daughter, my grandmother’s great granddaughter.