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Supreme Court to open term mid-facelift

Those attending oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court when the term kicks off next month will notice something a little different about the place: lots and lots of scaffolding.

The external construction that began in May is now fully apparent at 1 First Street, NE, where the courthouse’s west façade is undergoing a 21-month project to repair and preserve its marble front. The construction project was recommended back in 2005 after a modillion from the front pediment fell onto the plaza. After that incident netting was installed around the top of the building as surveys of the marble were conducted, according to the Court.

To stay on top of all the action inside the Court’s walls, go the Lawyers USA’s Supreme Court Report, which has all the latest news, analysis and buzz – including a preview of the upcoming Supreme Court term.

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