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Supreme Court protesters arrested

As the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday morning, 14 protesters were arrested outside the Supreme Court building, according to a Court spokesperson.

The protesters apparently took to the marble plaza in front of the Supreme Court’s grand marble stairs Tuesday morning to protest on the 35th anniversary of a decision upholding the constitutionality of capital punishment. The ruling ended a ten-year moratorium on death penalty sentences, according to the Associated Press.

While protesters can be frequently seen on the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court, it is illegal to protest on the Court’s steps or anywhere else on Supreme Court property.

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