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Supreme Court of the United States

Supreme Court of the United States

Courthouse and Historic Site
Northeast Washington, Washington
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  • HISTORY
    "when Chief Justice Taft"(12 Tips)
    iCivics
    "non-profit organization founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor."(3 Tips)
    Dora
    "three minutes of oral arguments."(2 Tips)
    Kelly M.
    "Sit in on the 30 minute courtroom lecture - totally worth it!"(2 Tips)
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  • ThePurplePassport.com
    Although they don’t offer guided tours, there's a 24-minute film, curated exhibition hall, public court sessions (on first-come, first-served basis) & 30-minute Courtroom Lectures by trained docents. Read more
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYApril 1, 2010
    After the federal government was established in Washington, the court was housed in a basement room in the US Capitol until 1929, when Chief Justice Taft argued successfully for their own building.
  • Andrew O.
    Andrew O ConnorJune 27, 2013
    Hello to all who visit this spot - the Supreme Court of the United States - from the Worldwide Charities of penny4NASA & @ a pennyforwater. Be Good to Each Other and Live Life Well.
  • Lenny G.
    Worth checking out and you can even sit through hearings (if you get there early). Just note that they don't allow any pictures in the actual courtroom and they're quite particular about this. :(
  • Hot S.
    Hot SandApril 11, 2014
    Loved seeing it in Winter all covered in snow👀. And the squirrels lets not forget the little critters that are always hanging about. Gave me quite a fright when I first saw them🙊
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathSeptember 27, 2011
    Be sure to check out the gift shop in the basement! Also the food here is pretty good so if your looking for somewhere to eat on the mall look no further!
  • Ben J. D.
    Ben J. DITZELMarch 28, 2013
    Chief Justice John G. Roberts & Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito, and Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
  • Guadalupe R.
    Guadalupe RodriguezMarch 16, 2015
    Climb all the way to the top and look at the doors! They are amazing to look at!
  • Kris K.
    Kris KaneFebruary 2, 2012
    If you see a bunch of 8 year olds with red duct tape over there mouths being made to stand at attention, do not try to help them, they are in no danger, this is their parents birth control alternative
  • iCivics
    iCivicsDecember 8, 2010
    iCivics is a non-profit organization founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. iCivics.org offers free games, lessons, and other tools to increase civic knowledge, literacy, and critical thinking. Read more
  • B B.
    B BrownApril 15, 2013
    The marble used for the columns inside the courtroom were shipped from Italy and Spain. The marble used elsewhere in the court was shipped from Alabama.
  • Jacob L.
    Jacob LupferApril 16, 2013
    Conservatives think it's too liberal and liberals think it's too conservative. The Court has to be at least somewhat mindful of public opinion in order to maintain its own legitimacy.
  • Connie H.
    Connie HaroOctober 6, 2015
    Do one of the docent tours. They are super informative and very interesting.
  • Megan M.
    Megan McCourtSeptember 30, 2011
    You can walk down the steps, but not up them. Make sure to exit from the upper level of the building in the front. Read more
  • Easy Figure I.
    Easy Figure InternationalSeptember 25, 2013
    Organize a trip with a professional staff; it worthy every bit of knowledge. Thank you for hosting us today!
  • Presidential Libraries
    Presidential LibrariesJanuary 11, 2011
    There have been four female Supreme Court Justices, but Sandra Day O'Connor was the first- and she was nominated by President Reagan on July 7, 1981. She was sworn in on September 25 of the same year.
  • U.S. Capitol
    U.S. CapitolDecember 29, 2011
    Finished and occupied in 1935, the Supreme Court's great marble temple is a fitting home for the nation's third branch of government. Read more
  • M Squared Real Estate
    M Squared Real EstateAugust 20, 2011
    Visitors can watch the court in session M-W, from October-April, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Bavo C.
    Bavo CumpsSeptember 30, 2015
    Go there if you go to Capitol hill! There is a great free lecture on how the court works.
  • Amnesty International B.
    Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 21, 2010
    When court's in session, you can stand in a line to hear three minutes of oral arguments. Powered by ParentsConnect.com
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob FordAugust 8, 2014
    Walk out the front door a champion of law and be blinded by the Sun of Justice.
  • The Junior League
    The Junior LeagueJune 13, 2011
    First female, and now former, Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor, is a member of The Junior League.
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANJune 21, 2010
    Watch C-SPAN’s documentary on the Supreme Court, which includes interviews with every living Justice. Read more
  • David T.
    David TropianoApril 21, 2014
    Scalia, Breyer, and Kennedy are hilarious. Someone wake up Thomas.
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANMarch 26, 2012
    Supreme Court Health Care Oral Argument Same-Day Audio, March 26-27 - Will air at approximately 1pm ET on C-SPAN3. Read more
  • Jim M.
    Jim MooreMarch 26, 2013
    I used to could ask to cut in the front of the line to "just brush my hair". That won't work today.
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly Mariska-BrownOctober 11, 2015
    Sit in on the 30 minute courtroom lecture - totally worth it!
  • US National Archives
    US National ArchivesJanuary 28, 2011
    Click the link below to listen to a digital audio recording of President Clinton on the death of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall Read more
  • kirstie r.
    kirstie rApril 8, 2013
    Let your voice be heard on the steps outside.
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANDecember 14, 2010
    Check out this video of Justice Kegan in a C-SPAN interview discussing her use of a Kindle to read briefs. Read more
  • Vivek S.
    Vivek SurtiApril 14, 2011
    Pretty cool - ESP for political geeks like me
  • Mark M.
    Mark MillerApril 11, 2015
    There's a reason they call it "supreme"
  • Kathy W.
    Kathy W.May 23, 2013
    Supreme Court Police, a.k.a., Quiet Police. SHHHHHH!!!!!
  • Shay
    ShayApril 12, 2015
    Beautiful building.
  • Anju G.
    Anju GeorgeApril 13, 2015
    Architecturally magnificent!!
  • Lydia S.
    Cool building to visit
  • Miguel V.
    Miguel VazquezSeptember 20, 2014
    Good video at theater and oral presentation at courtroom.
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANJune 21, 2010
    How does a new justice affect the Court? Justices tell C-SPAN (YouTube video) Read more
  • Kathy W.
    Kathy W.May 7, 2012
    Police take way too long to get people inside!
  • Christopher D.
    Christopher DorseyFebruary 18, 2010
    the place where things get done Read more
  • George P.
    George PuskarAugust 3, 2011
    Long live Originalists!
  • Devin E.
    Devin EmbilAugust 2, 2011
    Equal. Justice. Under. Law.
  • Christopher G.
    Christopher GreerMarch 27, 2013
    Equality NOW.
  • Rich
    RichJuly 5, 2012
    There goes our economy
  • Zé Renato C.
    Zé Renato CellaAugust 23, 2015
    Vale muito fazer a visita guiada.
  • Milena L.
    Milena LoureiroAugust 10, 2014
    Pra quem tem muito interesse no judiciário.
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