Who elects the Supreme Court justices?

Answer The U.S. Constitution, in Article II, Section 2, states that the president shall nominate justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. It further states that the Senate must approve nominees to the Supreme ... Read More »

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Who elects Supreme Court Justices?

The Supreme Court Justices are nominated by the President of the United States. After the nomination, the Senate is responsible for the confirmation and approval of the President's choice, through ... 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 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 »