Supreme Court Moves To Washington, D.C.

1800

Along with the rest of the federal government, the U.S. Supreme Court sets up shop in Washington, D.C., in the Capitol. Although forced to use a variety of rooms, the Court eventually occupies a room in the basement, beneath the Senate. By 1861, the Court will move upstairs to the Old Senate Chamber until 1935. Since there is no individual office space, the justices often work at home.