Jul 24, 2017

There’s a Basketball Net Atop the Supreme Court Dubbed the ‘Highest Court in the Land’

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Photograph by Matt H. Wade

 
There’s a Basketball Net Atop the Supreme Court Dubbed the ‘Highest Court in the Land’
Located on the top floor of the Supreme Court Building is a basketball court dubbed the ‘Highest Court in the Land’. The gym is 3 floors above the 2nd floor courtroom inside the iconic marble courthouse built in 1935.

Not open to the public, the court has become stuff of legend with physical games amongst the clerks over the years.

According to Atlas Obscura, the court was once a spare room to house journalists but was converted into a gym sometime in the 1940s.

There is however, one cardinal rule that is plastered all over the gym: Never Assume That Court Is Over. If you get caught playing or making noise while court is in session watch out!

 

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Photograph by The Salt Lake Tribune

 

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Photograph by Justin Ayars

 

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Photograph by Justin Ayars

 

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Photograph by Heads Up

 

Sources

The New York Times
The Salt Lake Tribune
Atlas Obscura

 

 

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