The Highest Court in the Land


Jokingly called the “The Highest Court in the Land,” the U.S Supreme Court features a little-known full basketball court on the fifth floor of the United States Supreme Court Building.

Originally the basketball court was storage room, but in the 1940s, the room was converted into a full gym and workout area for courthouse workers. Currently, the court’s used by clerks, off-duty police officers, and other supreme court employees.

The only bad thing about it? It’s literally directly above the actual Supreme Courtroom, meaning that no one can play while court is in session. Apparently, the dribbling and footfalls echo down below.


9 Responses to “The Highest Court in the Land”

  1. Third-Wheel
    October 9, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    I want to play b-ball there! hahaha

  2. justbackfromnapawon
    October 9, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    i guess you can only have one court in session at a time.
    i wonder if they have good refs…

  3. Wise Guy?????????????????
    October 18, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Toledo! :)

  4. Wise Guy
    October 22, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    Figure out this problem, & see what happens… 4 * 1,234 = ____ ;)
    (And What?, you are not allowed to awnser. :( )

  5. body steeler
    October 27, 2013 at 8:42 pm #


    • Wise Guy
      November 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

      Thanks!!! (Wrong answer, though)

  6. Avenger Nerd
    October 31, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    That is so funny! I was just in D.C and I went on a tour and the guy was talking about there being a B. court up there.

  7. body steeler
    November 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm #


  8. Avenger Nerd
    November 11, 2013 at 3:56 pm #


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