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Announcement

On October 2, 2017, the Supreme Court entered an order providing that “the deadline to file a petition for a writ of certiorari in a case arising from the state or federal courts of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands and due on or after the date of this order is extended to November 20, 2017, to the extent that the extension is within the Court’s authority to enter. See 28 U.S.C. § 2101(c) (limiting available extensions to 60 days from due date for petitions for writs of certiorari in civil cases).”

 


Today at the Court - Thursday, Oct 19, 2017


  • The Supreme Court Building is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • The Court will next convene for a public session in the Courtroom at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 30.
  • Courtroom Lectures available within the next 30 days.
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Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes delivering remarks on behalf of the Court. Justices of the Supreme Court are seated along the right of the platform and Guy A. Thompson, John W. Davis, and President Herbert Hoover are seated to the left.
Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes delivering remarks on behalf of the Court. Justices of the Supreme Court are seated along the right of the platform and Guy A. Thompson, John W. Davis, and President Herbert Hoover are seated to the left.
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Did You Know...

The Cornerstone Laying Ceremony


On October 13, 1932, with its half-finished marble walls rising above the crowd, the Supreme Court Building was dedicated. The ceremony, sponsored by the American Bar Association, was attended by several thousand people and included musical selections by the United States Marine Band. Speakers included Guy A. Thompson of the American Bar Association, John W. Davis of the Bar of the Supreme Court, and Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes. President Herbert Hoover attended and assisted with the setting of the cornerstone.

 

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