Who were the nine Supreme Court Justices during the Roe vs. Wade case?

Answer Justices Harry Blackmun, William Brennan, William Douglas, Thurgood Marshall, Lewis Powell, William Rehnquist, Potter Stewart and Byron White and Chief Justice Warren Burger decided the controversi... 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 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 »

Who picks Supreme Court justices?

The President of the United States nominates the Supreme Court justices. The Senate confirms the nomination. While there is no legal requirement for the nominee to answer questions before the jud... Read More »