How are justices chosen for the Supreme Court?

Answer The United States Supreme Court receives a new justice to its bench only after the U.S. Senate reviews and confirms a presidential appointment to the position.The Supreme CourtThe U.S. Supreme Cour... Read More »

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How are supreme court justices chosen?

The Supreme Court has decided cases like Roe v. Wade and Brown v. The Board of Education that have shaped American society, so our selection process for Supreme Court justices should be stringent. ... Read More »

How are the Supreme Court Justices Chosen?

Article II, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution authorizes the president to "nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint ... judges of the Supreme Court." A president ma... Read More »

How many Supreme Court Chief Justices have there been in the history of the Supreme Court?

Seventeen men have served as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The first was John Jay, appointed in 1789. The current Chief Justice is John G. Roberts, Jr. appointed in 2005.Referen... Read More »

How many supreme court justices are there in our federal court system?

The U.S. Constitution calls for nine justices--a chief justice and eight associate justices--to sit on the Supreme Court, the highest court in the federal judiciary. The president nominates these j... Read More »