Supreme Court, Washington, DC, USA - Credit: Steve Skaggs
The Supreme Court is the highest court in the United States. It is located in Washington, DC; its judges are differentiated from lower court judges by being referred to as "justices."
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Washington, District of Columbia, USA - Credit: Kmf164-maps