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Supreme Court, Washington D.C.: 40 reviews and 96 photos

  The Highest Court in the Land
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A federal court; the highest body in the Judicial Branch. The Supreme Court is composed of a chief justice and eight associate justices, all of whom are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. They serve on the Court as long as they choose, subject only to impeachment.

Each state also has a Supreme Court; which are Courts of Appeals, primarily hearing cases that have already been tried. The Federal Supreme Court ('THE' Supreme Court) has the final word on interpretation of all laws and of the Constitution. Supreme Court decisions have a significant impact on public policy, and are often extremely controversial.

Address: First Street NE
Directions: Between East Capitol Street and Maryland Avenue.
Phone: (202) 479-3211
Website: http://www.supremecourt.gov/visiting/touringthebuilding.aspx

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  • Updated Jan 27, 2012
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