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United States Supreme Court Building


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  • Sight Category: Building


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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1865/11/10 Henry Wirz Died Guarded by 120 soldiers, a crowd of 200 spectators watch as Henry Wirz is hanged at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington DC, now the site of the US Supreme Court building. Wirz was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Washington, DC. Andersonville Trial
1929/00/00 William Howard Taft Work Chief Justice William Howard Taft argues for the Court to have its own headquarters to distance itself from Congress as an independent branch of government.
1932/10/17 Cass Gilbert Architect Designed by architect Cass Gilbert, the cornerstone for US Supreme Court Building is laid. Completed in 1935, the US Supreme Court Building utilizes a classically inspired entrance procession leading to the Courtroom.
1935/00/00 General Bronze Corporation of Long Island City, NY Foundry Designed by Cass Gilbert and John Donnelly Sr (1867-1947) and sculpted by his son, John Donnelly Jr (1903-1970), the bronze doors are cast by the General Bronze Corp, shipped to Washington and installed in early 1935.
1939/02/13 Louis D Brandeis Work After twenty-three years on the Supreme Court, Justice Louis Brandeis retires.
1990/01/09 James P Tierney Defense Attorney Louis P Petrich argues the cause for Hitchcock, Stewart and MCA, with Gary L Swingle on the briefs. Peter J Anderson argues the cause for Sheldon Abend, with briefs by James P Tierney. STEWART ET AL v ABEND, DBA AUTHORS RESEARCH CO
1990/04/24 JUSTICE O'CONNOR delivers the opinion of the Court that a successor copyright owner has the exclusive right to permit the creation and exploitation of derivative works. Rear Window (film) STEWART ET AL v ABEND, DBA AUTHORS RESEARCH CO
2013/06/24 In a 7-1 decision written by Kennedy, the Supreme Court sets aside a lower court's approval of UT's use of affirmative action, telling that court to conduct an examination of whether such actions are needed to obtain the educational benefits of diversity. Fisher v University of Texas at Austin
2016/06/23 In Fisher v University of Texas at Austin, Justice Kennedy delivers the opinion of the US Supreme Court that US College and Universities can use "race as a relevant feature within the broader context of a candidate's application". Fisher v University of Texas at Austin
2016/06/23 In Fisher v Uni of Texas at Austin, Justice Thomas and Alito dissent. As Justice Alito explains, the Court's decision today is irreconcilable with strict scrutiny, rests on pernicious assumptions about race, and departs from many of our precedents. Fisher v University of Texas at Austin

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Particulars for United States Supreme Court Building:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Courthouse
Category for Historic Use Government
Historic Use Government Office
Area of Significance Law, Legal System
Architectural Style Neoclassical
Area of Significance Politics-government




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