Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Day Nine! May 20, 2014 Supreme Court

  The Supreme Court is a new idea here in London! It actually started just 5 years ago in 2009. They had the highest court of appeals before the Supreme Courts, but it was held in the House of Lords. Now that the court has moved to a different location it makes accessibility easier. People may not have know that it was open to the public when it was held in the House of Lords. The Supreme Court get anywhere from 400 or so people up to 1,000 visitors a day! We also got to sit in a court case, a very interesting one at that! Yes, the judges and the barristers still wear wigs in court. They are made of horse hair and cost around £500! 
         The front of the Supreme Court.
           Symbol of the Supreme Court
  Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

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