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Thursday, June 24, 2010

The SCOTUS Bunker

The secret bunker built during the Cold War for Government officials at the Greenbrier resort is no longer a secret -- today you can go on a tour of that facility. But did you know that the SCOTUS justices had their own secret bunker?  (I did not know that until I read the latest issue of Mental Floss - - a magazine we subscribe to that is always a fascinating read.)

Learn more and see photos of the SCOTUS facility after the break.

 

Mt_weather_1998The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center in West Virginia is now a Homeland Security facility under the jurisdiction of FEMA. The facility was designed to accommodate several thousand people. The POTUS, the Cabinet, and the Justices were to be provided private sleeping quarters.

Click here to read an account of the facility and to view pictures and aerial photos.

For the record: the official plans of the Supreme Court Building Modernization Project that is currently nearing completion do not include a secret bunker.

 

Posted by Thomas Baker on June 24, 2010 at 11:37 AM | Permalink

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