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The past decade has seen quite a bit of change and heightened security in public places. Airline passengers are subjected to more scrutiny, and friends or family can no longer go to the gates to wait for the plane to leave. Metal detectors are being placed in schools. Bags and backpacks are checked at public sporting events. Now, the main entrance to the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, is off limits to the public. Visitors will instead have to pass through screening facilities in a side entrance. Two Supreme Court justices are opposed to the change, feeling a loss of tradition if visitors cannot walk up the famous marble steps to the courthouse. Read “Supreme Court entrance closing” on page 2A of today's St. Petersburg Times. What do you think? Is tradition, or security, more important? Let us know in your comments.