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    United State Supreme Court Building

    A brief explanation of its location:
    The Supreme Court, was initially to be situated at current day Judiciary Square. L'Enfant didn't have as clear an understanding of the role of the Court under the Constitution as he did of the President and the Congress. His suggested placement for the Court was still along the "power corridor" on a hill, between the executive and legislative buildings, where the court could symbolically "oversee" the avenue and the other two branches of government. The Court's role wasn't fully defined until the early 1800's under Chief Justice Marshall and the original location was never developed as the site of the new Federal Court. For many years, the Supreme Court was located on the lower floors of the Capitol. It wasn't until the 1920's that a new Supreme Court building was erected on the site where it sits today. The building's grandeur and size compensate for the fact that it is not located directly on the "power corridor."

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    1. skeatingla 65 months ago | reply

      Great image! I am using this image in a Law school magazine (St. Mary's University). It is non-profit. I am crediting you on the photo as "dbKing", if you would like to add anything else please let me know. I will provide the link once it is done.

      Steven Keating

    2. Legal News [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      This is a great shot. I hope you don't mind me using it on my blog, Legal News. Check it out and let me know.

    3. vnpsilas 63 months ago | reply

      I would also like to use this photograph on my blog. Would that be okay? Our URL is We follow a lot of Supreme Court opinions and news. I hope you would consent. How do I attribute properly?

    4. vnpsilas 63 months ago | reply

      I would just add that we are a nonprofit organization. The Atlanta Federal Defender Program, Inc.

    5. dbking 63 months ago | reply

      vnpsilas: Wonderful, glad you find this photo to be of us to your organization. Please attribute to "dbking" with a link back to my flickr page. Many thanks.

    6. bizethics 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I just used this photo on my site, on this post: How Will the Citizens United Decision Affect Sustainable Business?

      You can see the photo here:

      I believe that proper attribution has been applied. I'm using the WordPress plug-in "WPDecorator" to do this. If I need to make any changes, please let me know.


      Jeff Miller

    7. OSINT 62 months ago | reply

      Thank you for supporting CC. What a great image! It's displayed on my site at Brevard and Florida Headlines a news's my 'do something w/FREE-time page. :)

      I've provided full attribution and link to you. Once again, thank you for your support.

    8. alex_buzatu 57 months ago | reply

      great image. Could I use it, with your permission, on my Houston Personal Injury Lawyers website ?

    9. educationcenter91 53 months ago | reply

      picture used in a blog article on thanks for sharing!

    10. Admissions360 51 months ago | reply

      This picture was featured in an article on Admissions360, a blog for college admissions. The address where the picture can be seen is:
      Thanks for placing this under the CC license, and if there are any changes, please contact us. Thanks again

    11. texastriallawyers 50 months ago | reply

      I love the image- it stands for the institution of ultimate justice and also reminds us that politics should not be a part of the court- as the supreme court stands for justice for all. I would like to use the image of my web site Houston 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer

    12. dbking 50 months ago | reply

      @ texatriallawyers: Feel free to do so using the creative commons license attached to it which asks for attribution as "dbking

    13. soawesomeman 47 months ago | reply

      @dbking used your image for a law group website Thank you!

    14. chasnsx 42 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photo. I am a criminal defense attorney. I would like to use your photo for the appellate law section of my website. Our local appellate court is in the Reagan Office Building. While it is a beautiful building, it is not what most people picture when they think of an appellate court.

    15. Scott Hensley 41 months ago | reply

      Thanks again for keeping this image available. I used it with credit to "dbking" on a post for Shots, NPR's health blog, about the Supreme Court taking up health overhaul. If you're interested you can see it here.

    16. jesse wells 40 months ago | reply

      Hey dbking, we at Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation are planning on using this image for a website attached to entitled Liberty Today - we are happy to attribute it to you in the caption. Thanks!

    17. Collin Rose 35 months ago | reply


      Great photo! I am planning on using it on a website for the ACLU of Georgia. I will make sure to caption it to you and link the image back.



    18. TeeniTJ 33 months ago | reply

      This is gorgeous, thank you for sharing it! We'd love to use it on our blog about the impact of the health care ruling on children and youth. We'll attribute it to you and link it back to the original.

      Tara James
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