Supreme Court Rules, Practices, and Traditions

The Building

When did the U.S. Supreme Court get its own building?

Surprisingly, the U.S. Supreme Court did not receive its own building until 1935. The Court had met for more than 145 years in other locations before it moved into the Supreme Court Building, located at First and East Capitol Streets NE, in Washington, D.C. In 1929, Chief Justice William Howard Taft (a former president of the United States) managed to convince Congress to fund a building for the U.S. Supreme Court.


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