Saturday, April 28, 2012

Flags in courtrooms

Where is the correct location for a U.S. Flag in a courtroom (in the United States)?

When the flag pole is placed in a floor stand, where should that stand be placed in the courtroom?

At the front of the courtroom?
To the judge's right (on the left as the spectators look at the bench)?
At the back of the courtroom?

Is there more than one judge in the McHenry County courts who begins every session with the Pledge of Allegiance?

1 comment:

Notawannabee said...

When on display, the flag is accorded the place of honor, always positioned to its own right. Place it to the right of the speaker or staging area or sanctuary. Other flags should be to the left.

The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of states, localities, or societies are grouped for display.

When one flag is used with the flag of the United States of America and the staffs are crossed, the flag of the United States is placed on its own right with its staff in front of the other flag.

When displaying the flag against a wall, vertically or horizontally, the flag's union (stars) should be at the top, to the flag's own right, and to the observer's left.