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Washington DC

It was 125 years ago today that the first Judiciary Act was passed by Congress and signed by George Washington.


Capitol Hill (USA). 'You’re welcome to go inside the mighty, white-domed edifice and count the statues, ogle the frescoes and visit the chambers of the folks who run the country. Afterward, call on the neighbors. The Supreme Court and Library of Congress also reside up here, across the street from the Capitol.'

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Marble, drape and justice: inside the U.S. Supreme Court

A circular staircase is seen in the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S. January (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)


The State of Hawaii celebrates the June 11, 1758 birth of King Kamehameha the Great; who united the Hawaiian Islands into one kingdom in 1810. This gilt statue of him sits in front of the Hawaii State Supreme Court building (some will recognize this as Hawaii Five-0's "headquarters" in the TV series), directly across the street from 'Iolani Palace. Each year his statue is draped with plumeria and ti leaf leis, and gifts of food, fruit and tapa (bark cloth). Photo by Chuck Little.