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The Look of Authority
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The Look of Authority
The Supreme Court Seal
The Supreme Court Seal
Seals are stamps used to authorize official documents. The Clerk of the Court, who handles the administrative aspects of the Supreme Court, is responsible for keeping the Court's seal. Created by three committees over a period of six years, from 1776 to 1782, it is almost identical to the Great Seal of the United States.
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Instructions: Roll over the highlighted portions of the images to learn how certain symbols, styles, and structures work to create and affirm the authority of the United States' highest court. BackNext

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