Supreme Court, Washington DC

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Take a self-guided tour of the Supreme Court to learn what the highest federal court in the United States is all about. Completed in 1935, the neoclassical temple-style building shines in marble from Vermont, Georgia, Alabama, and Spain. As you enter, you will encounter the statue of Justice--a mythological female figure recognized as a legal symbol in the United States. As you tour, take note of other Beaux Arts-style sculptures, fountains, flagpoles, and benches. Court sessions are normally open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Join an organized lecture to learn about the judicial functions, history, and architecture of the court. Make Supreme Court a part of your Washington DC vacation plans using our Washington DC online trip builder.
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  • We walked by to take pictures before we visited the Library of Congress. The building is currently closed to the public and has a high chain link fence around it. The building is beautiful inside... 
    We walked by to take pictures before we visited the Library of Congress. The building is currently closed to the public and has a high chain link fence around it. The building is beautiful inside...  more »
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  • It is true, this building the Supreme Court of the United States is the real “Marble Palace”. Excellent architecture and design seen all over. Through wikipedia I learned associate justices make salary of $268, 300 and the chief justice is paid $280,500 per year according to the year 2021. Like any-other county justices are nominated by the president in power and confirmation by U.S Senate. This building is open to the public from 9 AM to 4:30 PM on weekdays and closed on weekends. There is a Cafeteria and a gift shop inside. Visitors can get seated, there are about 240+ seats available.
  • Great run starts point for a national mall run. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States. It has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all U.S. federal court cases, and over state court cases that involve a point of federal law.

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