Society News:

  • Table for Nine: Supreme Court Food Traditions and Recipes
    The Society is pleased to announce publication of Table for Nine: Supreme Court Food Traditions and Recipes, by Clare Cushman. Food traditions have always been important at the Supreme Court as the Justices have purposefully sought occasions to break bread together to reinforce cordiality and cooperation among the nine. This book provides a fascinating glimpse into the culinary customs at the Court with behind-the-scenes photos and stories of the Justices eating at tables hidden behind the bench in the Courtroom. Available for order now in our giftshop.

Upcoming Events:

  • National Heritage Lecture: A Look Back at Justice Thurgood Marshall.
    The Society is pleased to announce the 2018 National Heritage Lecture, A Look Back at Justice Thurgood Marshall. Several of Justice Marshall’s former law clerks will host a conversation about his career, his service on the bench, and his impact on their legal careers. A reception will follow. Online ticket sales are available here. Invitations will be mailed to all members in good standing over the first week of February.

  • 2018 Summer Institute is now accepting applications thru March 18th.
    Please apply online at The two sessions will be held June 14-19 and June 21-26, 2018. The registration period ends March 18.

The Society's headquarters is located at Opperman House, 224 East Capitol Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20003. Opperman House has two important resources: The Goldman Library and the Membership Lounge. The Goldman Library has a conference table suitable for small meetings and luncheons. The books housed therein have been collected through the efforts of Professor James B. O'Hara, a Trustee of the Society, and comprise an outstanding collection of judicial biographies, Justices' writings, and histories of the Court.

Contributions to the society may take many forms including direct financial support, grants, in-kind gifts, and bequests. Donors may designate the purpose for which a gift must be spent. Gifts to assist the Society meet its general operating budget are always needed. In addition, the Society works closely with the Supreme Court to acquire and maintain art, antiques, artifacts, and memorabilia documenting the history of the Court for display in the public and private areas of the building. You may click the link here to be taken to our giftshop where you may make an online donation to the Society. You may also call the Society at 202.543.0400 for more information

Our members are the reason we exist! Without your continued support our programs, events and publications would not be available. If you are not a member, please consider joining today. You will receive invitations to all of our events, the Journal of Supreme Court History, the Quarterly newsletter as well as access to the Society's Headquarters in Washington D.C.

Please visit our giftshop located inside the Supreme Court or here online. All members receive a 20% discount on items purchased.