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Tour of the U.S. Supreme Court

May 29, 2009

Date: 05/29/2009 Location: Washington, DC Description: Washington Foreign Press Center tour of the Supreme Court © State Dept Image

May 29, 2009; Washington, DC.
Contact: Washington Foreign Press Center Program Officer Andrew Lewis

The Washington Foreign Press Center arranged a tour of the U.S. Supreme Court for journalists interested in the U.S. judicial system and the pending confirmation of a new Supreme Court justice.  Over fifty correspondents representing twenty-three countries participated in the viist, which included briefings on the history of the Court, statutory and constitutional aspects of the U.S. court system, and the resources available to journalists covering the Supreme Court.