April is going to be a busy month for me. In a rare case of bipartisanship, a group of Republican and Democratic Senators (who have been in Washington D.C. for over twenty years) have hired me to file an adverse possession lawsuit for them, seeking permanent ownership of Capitol Hill.
Adverse possession is a legal claim where a party can obtain someone else’s property without their possession if they use it as their own for a period of time (twenty years in Massachusetts). A critical requirement is that such use must be hostile: against the permission of the lawful owner.
These politicians have a great case. By staying in Washington for so long, without doing anything for their constituents, there is a good case that these politicians’ use of Capitol Hill for the past twenty years has been hostile.
“Getting reelected to Congress is a lot of work,” said one Republican Senator, who asked to remain anonymous. “It is much easier to hire Attorney Sherwin, who we are confident can make a compelling case that we haven’t done anything for the last twenty years.”
” I rarely agree with Republicans,” said a Democratic Senator, who also asked to remain anonymous.” “But, if there is one thing that all D.C. politicians agree on, it’s that we have a right to stay here forever.”