The Supreme Court affects the life of every American. Its decisions have shaped our society, our laws, our government, and our history. So we probably ought to know every answer to these questions, right?
Samuel AlitoMarco RubioLeon PanettaAntonin Scalia
There is one chief justice and eight associate justices.
Anthony KennedyJohn RobertsStephen BreyerDavid Souter
4 years8 years12 yearsLife
Justices hold office as long as they choose to and their terms are only limited by impeachment.
John Paul StevensStephen BreyerJohn RobertsDavid Souter
Eric HolderThurgood MarshallClarence ThomasJohn Roberts
John AshcroftJohn RobertsJohn Paul StevensJohn Boehner
Chief Justice John Roberts
between 1 and 60between 61 and 140between 141 and 220between 221 and 300
between 61 and 150
...out of approximately 10,000 petitioned cases.
Ruth Bader GinsburgElena KaganJanet RenoSonia Sotomayor
The chief justiceThe SenateThe other Supreme Court justicesThe president
The president nominates the candidate and the Senate votes on their acceptance.
Steve ScaliseSamuel AlitoPatrick LeahyDavid Souter
Elena KaganSandra Day O'ConnorRuth Bader GinsburgNancy Pelosi
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
There are 13 judicial circuit courts.
Each Supreme Court justice must preside over at least one.
Elena KaganElizabeth WarrenKay HaganValerie Jarrett
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