Embedded in the floor is a replica of the Court's seal surrounded by eight marble columns. The seal contains the the official motto of the Court: Sat Cito Si Recte, Latin for "Soon enough if done rightly." The motto is a reference to the basic right of Due Process enshrined in both the U.S. and Florida Constitutions. It means that justice comes soon enough once people are afforded all of the legal rights and procedures guaranteed by constitutional law. The green columns are from Maryland the white bases were imported from Italy. The copper eagles were sculpted by a Panama City, Florida, artist and are meant to symbolize the ideals that many people associate with our national emblem, the bald eagle.
Next stop: Courtroom (straight ahead)