Supreme Court Rules On Whether To Close The Front Door

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No, that's not a headline from The Onion.

The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling this morning on whether the main entrance to the Supreme Court Building (at the top of the marble steps) should remain open to the public.  They decided "no" in a 7-2 decision, citing security concerns, so the public entrance will be closed starting tomorrow.

The Court’s statement on the issue is here, and the Breyer-Ginsburg "dissent" is here (PDF).  The 2-page dissent is worth a read, noting the architectural significance of the front steps, and also noting that no other Supreme Court in the world has closed its front entrance.