The United States Court of Claims

The United States Court of Claims (HM3Y9)

Location: Washington, DC 20004
Country: United States of America

N 38° 53.777', W 77° 1.943'

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The United States Court of Claims held its first meeting in "Willard's Hotel" on this site on May 11, 1855. The court was established to allow citizens to sue the U.S. Government. In 1861, President Lincoln wrote of the court:

"It is as much the duty of the government to render prompt justice against itself, in favor of citizens, as it is to administer the same between private individuals."

This memorial is placed here on behalf of the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the successor courts to the Court of Claims, to commemorate its 150th anniversary.

Edward J. Damich
Chief Judge,
U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Paul R. Michel
Chief Judge,
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Commissioned by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association, October 25, 2006.
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HM NumberHM3Y9
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByU.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:20pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323747 N 4307230
Decimal Degrees38.89628333, -77.03238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.777', W 77° 1.943'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 46.62" N, 77° 1' 56.58" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1423-1447 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004, US
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