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Supreme Court will resume public tours

Monday’s announcement by the Supreme Court was a step towards resuming its practice before the Covid pandemic, which imposed strict restrictions on who could enter the building.

According to the court’s website, the building will open to visitors starting Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on weekdays, when justices are not hearing arguments. The court spokesperson confirmed that the court would be reopening.

This is the latest sign that the court has returned to pre-pandemic operations. The court opened its doors to visitors in October for arguments. However, it was closed to the general public.

Visitors could visit the court and view exhibits before March 2020.

Recent steps to reopen were taken amid increased concerns about public perceptions of the court following its decision to strike down the constitutional right for an abortion.

After protests over the leakage of an abortion ruling, a fence was built around the building. After being arrested in June outside the Maryland home of conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh, an armed Californian man was charged with attempted killing.

In August, the fencing surrounding the Supreme Court was taken down.

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