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U.S Supreme Court

How does the U.S. Supreme Court work?

U.S.SupremeCourtBy: Gunnar Johnson

The Judges of the Supreme Court are most likely to take cases that will affect the entire country, not just the person involved. They want to clarify legal issues that are important to as many people as possible. So they take cases that will have a large constitutional impact, or that will affect the nation.

Former president and Chief Justice William Howard Taft was the only person to be a president and a Chief Justice.

The U.S Supreme Court receives about 10,000 cases a year but only hears 75-85 cases .This means that most cases are refused. The judges use the "Rule of Four” to decide if they will take the case. If four of the nine judges feel the case is worth their time, then they will issue a writ of certiorari. This is a legal order from the high court for the lower court to send the records of the case to them to look at.

Justice Clarence Thomas

Justice Antonin Scalia

Chief Justice John G. Roberts

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

JusticeRuth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Justice Stephen G. Breyer

Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr.

Justice Elena Kagan

The U.S. Supreme Court was founded in September 24, 1789. Judges can be impeached but can be a judge for the rest of their life if they want.

The U.S. Supreme Court can say if a law or action made by Congress or the President is unconstitutional.

Chief Justice John Jay was the first Chief Justice and Sandra Day O'Connor was the first female Justice.(1981)


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