By law, the Supreme Court of the United States starts its new term the first Monday in October -- a practice that has occurred for nearly 100 years. During a term, the nine Justices will hear arguments in about 75-80 cases and will typically issue decisions in these cases prior to the Court's adjournment in late June.
The Supreme Court Building, located in Washington, D.C. across the street from the U.S. Capitol, opened on the first Monday in October in 1935. Court visitors can tour the parts of the Court, including the Great Hall and the Court Chamber.
Watch the slideshow about the historic Supreme Court Building, and learn more about the Court and its work in this video interview with William Suter, Clerk of the Supreme Court.