Monday, October 23, 2006

Which Justice is that?

The Supreme Court of the United States has a set of nine figures over the entrance. These statutes, sculpted by Rober Aitken, represent "Liberty Enthroned guarded by Order and Authority. On either side are groups of three figures depicting Council and Research which Aitken modeled after several prominent individuals concerned with the law or the creation of the Supreme Court Building. At the left are Chief Justice Taft as a youth, Secretary of State Elihu Root, and the architect Cass Gilbert. Seated on the right are Chief Justice Hughes, the sculptor Aitken, and Chief Justice Marshall as a young man" (quoted from the Court building, page 2).

Want to learn more about the Supreme Court? Check out the libraries subject guide.

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