History Called This Supreme Court Three Times: Three Times It Failed to Answer. The words at the front of this building are not ringing true.
A Unique Institution
The Supreme Court is a fascinating institution. Filled by people with lifetime appointments (more on that later), it represents the best and the worst of the American experiment. It has challenged us to be our best (Brown vs. Board of Education, for example). It has also reinforced the worst in us (Plessy vs. Ferguson, for example).