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Get Courtside Seats at the Supreme Court

Picture 3Ever wanted to sit in the Supreme Court and see what goes on? Come early to the Front Plaza and there might just be a seat available. Watch attorneys argue their case in front of the Supreme Court justices. If the oral argument portion of the Term is over, there is still a chance to hear the justices when they release their opinions and orders for earlier cases in mid-May. If you’re in town on a day the court isn’t here, don’t worry, there are plenty of exhibits, lectures and movies in the justice’s place every day.

The building itself is quite a sight. Highlights include a statue of John Marshall, marble and bronze spiral staircases, the Court Chamber, and the famous phrase “Equal Justice Under Law” scribed on the architrave in the front entrance.