Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the United States having the ultimate judicial authority within the United States to interpret and decide questions of federal law.  It is head of one of the the judicial branch of the government.  Located in Washington D.C., the court building has housed the Supreme Court since 1935.  Prior to that, the Court met in the Capitol Building.

The Supreme Court Building is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for federal holidays.  Public lectures are available in the Courtroom every hour on the half-hour from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on days that the Court is not sitting.  Courtroom seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-seated basis.The Supreme Court is located across First Street from the U.S. Capitol and across East Capitol Street from the Library of Congress.

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  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • One First Street NE
  • Washington, DC 20543
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