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The Supreme Court building is located in Washington, D.C.  The Supreme Court is the highest court in the United States.  There are nine justices, or judges, that meet inside the Supreme Court building to listen to court cases.  One of the nine justices is called the Chief Justice.  The justices of the Supreme Court listen to legal cases from October to April every year.  Thousands of court cases are brought to the Supreme Court, but they only choose to hear about 150 court cases per year.  The Supreme Court settles questions about the laws.  The Supreme Court decides whether state laws, acts of Congress, and the actions of the President are constitutional, or legal according to the U.S. Constitution.  Over the front doors of the Supreme Court are the words, "Equal Justice Under Law". 

 

Use the information above to complete the statements below.

1.  The Supreme building is located in Washington, D.C.

2.  The Court is the court in the United States.

3.  There are justices on the Supreme Court.

4.  The Supreme Court justices listen to legal cases from to every year.

5.  The Supreme Court hears about 150 court per year.

6.  The Supreme Court settles questions about the .

7.  Over the doors of the Supreme Court are the words, "Equal Under ".

 

 

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