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James Earle Fraser’s Contemplation of Justice and Authority of Law Sculptures | BRIdge From The Past

What do the sculptures outside of the Supreme Court building tell us about the Founding principles of justice and the rule of law? In this episode of BRIdge from the Past, Mary examines the front steps of the Supreme Court and James Earle Fraser’s accompanying sculptures. The sculptures followed the opening of the Supreme Court building in 1935 and aimed to be more than just purely decorative. What were Fraser’s goals when designing these sculptures? How did he accomplish these through the symbolism and detail of each?

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