Pursuant to the authority and responsibility of the Marshal of the Supreme Court of the United States as set out in 40 U.S.C. § 13l, and with the approval of the Chief Justice of the United States, the following regulation, entitled Regulation Three, is hereby prescribed. The regulation and copies of this notice shall be posted in the Supreme Court building and made available for public inspection.

September 23, 1994

Dale E. Bosley


  1. Except as authorized by the Marshal, it shall be unlawful for any person, within the Supreme Court building or upon the Supreme Court grounds, to carry or have readily available to the person, any:

    1. "firearm," as that term is defined in title 18 U.S.C. § 921(3);
    2. "explosive or incendiary device," as those terms are defined by 18 U.S.C. § 844(j) and 18 U.S.C. § 232(5); or
    3. "dangerous weapon," as that term is deemed in 40 U.S.C. § 193m(3), or District of Columbia Code Sections 9-128(3) and 22-3214.

  2. Officers of the Supreme Court Police shall also have the authority to deny entry to, or to expel from, the Supreme Court building or grounds any person who is carrying or has readily available any object, article, or other item which may pose a danger to Court property or the safety of the Justices, Court employees, guests, or the general public.

  3. This regulation is promulgated pursuant to 40 U.S.C. § 13n and § 13l, and any person failing to comply with this regulation shall be prosecuted under 40 U.S.C. § 13m.

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