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In Baltimore, Maryland, I saw a new (to me) flag flying in front of the federal courthouse alongside the S&S. It was white, with the US coat of arms on a light blue disk on the center (diameter about half of hoist), with the inscription "UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT" in an arc of black Roman letters above the disk and "FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND" in an inverted arc below the disk.
I would speculate that the Administrative Office for U.S. Courts has authorized this basic design for all 94 U.S. district courts, and that it's not just a one-of-a-kind for this particular courthouse. (Explanatory note: District courts are the federal trial courts--also known as courts of first instance--for almost all federal criminal and civil cases. There's at least one district court in each state, more in some.)
Joe McMillan, 8 July 2003
As someone who is in federal district court often, I've never seen a district court or district court of appeals flag. Within the last two weeks, I've been to three district courts, all in the Southern District of Mississippi [Jackson,
Hattiesburg and Gulfport], and all they fly is the S&S.
As a matter of fact, the Courthouse in Greenville, MS, is in a federal office building which houses other offices, no flag there.
Paige Herring, 9 July 2003
I drove past the US Court House in Nashville specifically to check for this. It is not flying there. The two poles in front in the Court House fly, on the left, the US flag, and on the right, the flag of the US Army Corps of Engineers. The building houses a number of federal offices in addition to the courts, and I assume that the building is administered by the Corps of Engineers.
Devereaux Cannon, 10 July 2003