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I’ve done this a few times, and one of them was for a high profile case (not as high profile as this one though!). I think I showed up at about 4 am. I wouldn’t be surprised if this isn’t an all-night campout though. I’ve been thinking of doing it myself but my 52 year old body wouldn’t respond well to a chilly overnight.
The court can hold a good number of people – a couple hundred I would think. They really squeeze you in there, and don’t be surprised if you end up sitting behind one of the huge columns that line the sides of the courtroom. That happened to me once – you can hear perfectly but no sightline to the proceeding. Of course, there isn’t a lot to “see”, unless you want to see Clarence Thomas laying way back in his recliner and staring at the ceiling. But maybe he’ll actually speak in this hearing…. The challenge with seating is that members of the Supreme Court Bar are allowed in first, so in the high profile cases, the general public ends up in the worst seats if you get in at all.
Good luck, it should be fascinating!