The Supreme Court's west facade bears the motto "Equal Justice Under the Law." Above the motto, there is a sculptured group by Robert Aitken, representing Liberty Enthroned guarded by Order and Authority. On either side are groups of three figures depicting Council and Research, which Aitken modeled after several prominent individuals concerned with the law or the creation of the Supreme Court Building.

At the left are Chief Justice Taft as a youth, Secretary of State Elihu Root, and the architect Cass Gilbert. On the right are Chief Justice Hughes, the sculptor Aitken, and Chief Justice Marshall as a young man.

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