November 28, 2005

Chunk of marble falls from top of Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A chunk of marble fell from near the
roof of the U.S. Supreme Court onto the stairs in the front of
the building but no one was injured, a court spokeswoman said.

Spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said the marble, from what was
believed to be dentil molding at the top of the building, fell
at midmorning, about a half hour before the court was to open.
There was no one on the stairs at the time.

The marble was right above the inscription near the top of
the building saying, "Equal Justice under Law."