What is the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices?

Answer The U.S. Supreme Court has a total of nine justices. They include one chief justice and eight associate justices. In Article III, Section 1, the U.S. Constitution mandates that the "judicial power ... Read More »

Top Q&A For: What is the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices

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 »

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 »

What Supreme Court justices did President George Bush Sr. appoint?

President George H.W. Bush appointed Clarence Thomas and David Souter to serve on the Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed both appointments. Souter replaced Justice William J. Brennan in 1990 and T... Read More »