On our last real day in Washington D.C., our first stop in the morning was to see the Supreme Court. I always wanted to see it and it had a decent crowd.
But it's a pretty quiet and calm atmosphere in and outside the place.
They also had this pretty water spring fountain outside.
It had a lot of neat things there. Here's John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Then we have John Marshall who evolved the court to what it is today. He made sure that federal laws overruled that of the states.
Then we have William Howard Taft, the only Chief Justice who was also (a former) President. He was also way bigger than this might suggest, though he did lose a lot of weight near the end of his life.
I did get a glance at the actual room where cases are decided. It looked like it was just a tour group in there however.