Supreme Court Buildings

U.S. Supreme Court (In Video at 0 seconds)

Finished and occupied in 1935, the Supreme Court's great marble temple is a fitting home for the nation's third branch of government. Chief Justice William Howard Taft was behind the effort to provide the Court with its own building, moving out of the Capitol where it had been meeting since 1801.

Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building (In Video at 30.75 seconds)

The Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building houses agencies that support the work of the United States Federal Courts, including the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the Federal Judicial Center and the United States Sentencing Commission. It was completed in 1992 and two years later named for Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993), the first African-American to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.