Washington D. C. - The Supreme Court - 2006 Trip
If the Supreme Court is in session, you can listen to cases being presented. We weren’t that lucky on our visit. Still sitting in the gallery where the nine Supreme Court Justices hear cases while a knowledgeable staffer explains the process and points out where each justice sits as well as other characteristics of the building is quite interesting. She briefly talks about the basketball court directly above the court room and the offices of the justices in the building. The staffer also takes questions from the visitors. Lastly, you may visit the basement where historical items related to the court are on display. While looking at the history is informative, I enjoyed the staffer’s presentation much more. Even more than that, I wish court had been in session because that would have been even more interesting.