Mary Kay Howe is a staunch advocate of the country's judicial system.
"I'm proud of our court system and the way it works. It's a very fair system, and I enjoy being a part of that," she said.
Her part—since 1975—has been as a court reporter. She records a court's oral proceedings so that what was said can be read back in court or referenced later. "I've enjoyed the whole atmosphere of the courts, listening to the stories. I think I've heard everything after 43 years, but it seems there's something new every week," she added.