"No one has captured the richness of the Supreme Court Building as well as photographer Fred J. Maroon. His loving attention to the building and its unique character make the collection more than an ordinary coffee-table book. In addition to taking breathtaking exterior and interior shots of the building, Maroon was given unprecedented access to the chambers of the justices to take pictures that offer an almost anthropological glimpse into the work habits and aesthetic sensibilities of individual justices. His wife, Suzy Maroon, wrote the text to accompany the photos, a well-crafted narrative of the building's history as well as the procedures and traditions of the Court."
"Few people have ever been inside the Supreme Court's majestic building. Those who do go see only a small part of the building. The wonderful book by Fred Maroon and Suzy Maroon, with its 130 color photographs and accompanying text, now gives readers a glimpse into every part of the Court. Fred Maroon was given unprecedented access to photograph from the courtroom to the justices' dining room, from the library to the chambers of the individual justices. Some pictures are of details, such as a full-page photo of a single panel on a bronze elevator door, and some are of a grander scope, such as a striking photo of the building during a sunset. All the photographs are riveting and do a masterful job of giving the reader a sense of what it is like to have been inside the building. The Supreme Court of the United States will make a terrific gift for those interested in law. It is a book like none other than I have seen. It is one I will always treasure."
"Fred and Suzy Maroon have combined words and pictures to give us a view of the Supreme Court that offers unusual insight into the least public of the three branches of the federal government. Fred Maroon's photographer's eye, and his long experience photographing Washington, invoke the unique dignity of the Court both as an an architectural work and as a temple of justice. Even lawyers who are familiar with this stately edifice will see things they have never observed before in these 130 photographs of the Court's public and private spaces. Mr. Maroon captures light and color in ways that one just doesn't notice in visits to the Court. He obviously had very special access to the Court; the book includes pictures of eight of the justices' chambers (only Justice Scalia's chambers are omitted) that tell us something new about each of them. We see a stuffed teddy bear in Justice Ginsburg's chambers, a practice putting game in Justice Stevens's, and portraits of Booker T. Washington and Frederick Douglass in Justice Thomas's. Any collection of books on the Supreme Court, or on the National Capital, will be enhanced by this majestic, and even beautiful, volume."