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Today at the Court - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019


  • The Supreme Court Building is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • The Courtroom and first floor of the building will be closed. No Courtroom Lectures will be offered. The exhibitions, Cafeteria, and Gift Shop on the ground floor will remain open.
  • The Court will next convene for a public session in the Courtroom at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 7.
  • Courtroom Lectures available within the next 30 days.
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Did You Know...

Draping of the Courtroom Doors


In accordance with Court tradition, a black drape is hung over the Courtroom doors as a sign of respect and mourning following the death of a Justice. This tradition dates back at least as far as the death of Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase in 1873, and is believed to have been followed for every Justice who has died in active service since. The death of a sitting Justice is also recognized by draping the chair of the late Justice and the front of the Bench where that Justice sat. Only the Courtroom doors are draped upon the death of a retired Justice. These signs of mourning are traditionally left in place for 30 days.

 

The Courtroom doors draped for the death of Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, 2019.
The Courtroom doors draped for the death of Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, 2019.
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