It’s Friday, and things are getting a little punchy a little early. Without betraying my patrons by giving away too much information about specific questions, allow me to answer some broadly themed inquiries that are representative of what gets asked of a public law library… in haiku.

On proposing legislation

Democracy’s soul

lies in representation.

Your soul sings our soul.


On the debt ceiling, and the federal budget generally

Arise ye masses

against the mass that rises,

not the mass that falls.


On workman’s comp

I, too, stubbed my toe.

Let’s not make a federal

case of the matter.