Who nominates Supreme Court justices?

Answer According to the Georgetown University Law Library, the president of the United States nominates Supreme Court justices. The Senate must approve the nomination, therefore the president typically co... 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 »

How do I write to the U.S. Supreme Court justices?

Writing to the Supreme CourtWrite and edit your letter. Remember to use the title and last name of the judge or judges to whom you are writing in the salutation, such as "Dear Chief Justice Roberts... Read More »