How many chief justices were on the supreme court in 1973?

Answer Warren Earl Burger was the only Supreme Court Chief Justice in 1973. Burger was nominated by President Nixon in 1969 and served until he retired in 1986. He was followed by William Rehnquist as chi... Read More »

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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 justices, including the chief justice, are on the supreme court?

As of March 2010, there were nine Supreme Court Justices of the United States. This select group included Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Alito, Breyer, Ginsburg, Kennedy, Scalia,... Read More »

How do Illinois Supreme Court justices get seats on the court?

The Illinois Supreme Court is the highest court in the state of Illinois. The only court in the U.S. that can overrule its rulings is the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.Illinois Sup... 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 »