What is a State Supreme Court?A State Supreme Court is a type of appellate court (a state's court of last resort) and operates as the highest court within each state. As a result, there is typically only one state supreme court structure point for each state. State supreme courts rarely hold trials since their primary focus is the review of legal matters.
Please note that this feature class does not include state administration buildings.Nor does it include city, county, or federal level courthouses.
The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and Courtreference.com may also contain information about State Supreme Court locations.
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Where do I place a State Supreme Court structure point?
State Supreme Courthouses typically consist of one large building, which are often in close proximity to the state’s capitol building. Volunteers should use information from state websites along with aerial imagery to identify which building houses the state’s supreme court, and then place the point on the center of this building.