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CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Supreme Court is home again.

Justices held court for more than two years in a nearby state office building while the Supreme Court Building in Cheyenne was renovated.

At a cost of $8.5 million, the work is complete. The 70-year-old Supreme Court Building now has a courtroom nearly twice as big as before. Security and access for the disabled also have been improved.

Each year, the Supreme Court has hosted state lawmakers for a breakfast in the courtroom - an event that will be held in a new conference room from now on.

"The courtroom would smell like breakfast burritos," Court Clerk Judy Pacheco explained.

The first event in the remodeled courtroom was the swearing-in of new members of the Wyoming State Bar.

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The state law library still needs to move in to the basement of the Supreme Court Building. Chief Justice Barton Voigt says that will take at least another month.

Justices are planning an open house, possibly during the legislative session this winter.

The Supreme Court Building is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The court's oral arguments are open to the public and scheduled on the Supreme Court Web site.

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