Biographies of the Justices - The Supreme Court (2022)

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Lord Reed

President of the Supreme Court, The Right Hon The Lord Reed of Allermuir

Robert John Reed, Lord Reed of Allermuir took up appointment as President of the Supreme Court on 13 January 2020, succeeding Lady Hale of Richmond. Upon this appointment, Lord Reed became a life peer.

Prior to his appointment as President, Lord Reed previously served as Deputy President of the Supreme Court from 7 June 2018 and was originally appointed as a Justice on 6 February 2012.

He studied law at Edinburgh University and undertook doctoral research in law at the University of Oxford. He qualified as an advocate in Scotland and as a barrister in England. He practised at the Scottish Bar in a wide range of civil cases, and also prosecuted serious crime.

He served as a senior judge in Scotland for 13 years. From 2008 to 2012 a member of the Inner House of the Court of Session, and from 1998 to 2008 a member of the Outer House of the Court of Session, where he was the Principal Commercial Judge.

As well as sitting on the Supreme Court and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, he is also a member of the panel of ad hoc judges of the European Court of Human Rights. Lord Reed is also the High Steward of Oxford University.

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Lord Hodge

Deputy President of the Supreme Court, The Right Hon Lord Hodge

Patrick Stewart Hodge, Lord Hodge, was appointed Deputy President of the Supreme Court in January 2020. He was originally appointed as a Justice on 1 October 2013.

Lord Hodge was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1983 and appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1996. From 1997 to 2003, he was a part time Law Commissioner at the Scottish Law Commission.

From 2000 to 2005 he was a Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey, and Procurator to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. He was a Senator of the College of Justice between 2005 and 2013. In that role he was a Commercial Judge and the Scottish Judge in Exchequer Causes. He also served as one of the Scottish Intellectual Property Judges and as a Judge in the Lands Valuation Appeal Court.

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Lord Briggs

Justice of the Supreme Court, The Right Hon Lord Briggs of Westbourne

Michael Townley Featherstone Briggs, Lord Briggs of Westbourne became a Justice of the Supreme Court in October 2017.

Lord Briggs grew up around Portsmouth and Plymouth, following his naval officer father between ships, before spending his later childhood in West Sussex. He attended Charterhouse and Magdalen College, Oxford. A keen sailor and the first lawyer in his family, he practised in commercial and chancery work before being appointed to the High Court in 2006. He was the judge in charge of the extensive Lehman insolvency litigation from 2009 to 2013.

Lord Briggs was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2013. He was the judge in charge of the Chancery Modernisation Review in 2013, and led the Civil Courts Structure Review in 2015 to 2016. In January 2016 he was appointed Deputy Head of Civil Justice.

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Lord Kitchin

Justice of the Supreme Court, The Right Hon Lord Kitchin

David James Tyson Kitchin, Lord Kitchin, became a Justice of the Supreme Court in October 2018.

After studying Natural Sciences and Law at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, Lord Kitchin was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1977. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1994 and was elected a Bencher of Gray's Inn in 2003. His practice covered all aspects of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyright, designs and trade secrets.

Lord Kitchin was appointed a judge of the High Court, Chancery Division in 2005 and Senior Judge of the Patents Court in 2007. From 2009 to 2011 he was the Chancery Supervising Judge for the Midland, Wales and Western Circuits and, during that time, was also a member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office. He was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2011 and was the Lord Justice responsible for the supervision of intellectual property appeals.

Lord Kitchin is the Chair of the Advisory Council of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London and has been awarded an honorary LL.D. by that university. He is also an honorary fellow of Fitzwilliam College.

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Lord Sales

Justice of the Supreme Court, The Right Hon Lord Sales

Philip James Sales, Lord Sales became a Justice of the Supreme Court in January 2019.

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Lord Sales was educated at the Royal Grammar School in Guildford, before reading law at both Churchill College, Cambridge, and Worcester College, Oxford.

He was called to the Bar of England and Wales at Lincoln's Inn in 1985 and was appointed First Treasury Junior Counsel in 1997. He was an Assistant Recorder from 1999 to 2001, Recorder from 2001 and 2008, and Deputy High Court Judge from 2004 and 2008.

Lord Sales became a Queen's Counsel in 2006 and continued to act in the re-named post of First Treasury Counsel Common Law until his appointment to the High Court, Chancery Division in 2008. He was a member of the Competition Appeal Tribunal between 2008 and 2015, and Vice-President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal between 2014 and 2015.

Between 2009 and 2014 Lord Sales served as Deputy Chair of the Boundary Commission for England. He was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2014.

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Lord Hamblen

Justice of the Supreme Court, The Right Hon Lord Hamblen of Kersey

Nicholas Archibald Hamblen, Lord Hamblen of Kersey became a Justice of the Supreme Court in January 2020.

Lord Hamblen was educated at St John's College, University of Oxford and Harvard Law School, and was called to the Bar (Lincoln's Inn) in 1981.

He practised at the Commercial Bar from 1982-2008. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1997, an Assistant Recorder in 1999 and a Recorder in 2000.

Lord Hamblen was appointed to sit as a Justice in the High Court in November 2008 and was a nominated Commercial Court Judge.

In February 2016 he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal.

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Lord Leggatt

Justice of the Supreme Court, The Right Hon Lord Leggatt

George Andrew Midsomer Leggatt became a Justice of the Supreme Court in April 2020.

Lord Leggatt, read Philosophy at King's College, Cambridge, studied at Harvard University as a Harkness Fellow, was a Bigelow Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and worked as a foreign lawyer at the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, before joining Brick Court Chambers in London in 1985.

He practised as a barrister from those chambers until 2012, specialising mainly in commercial cases. He was appointed a QC in 1997. He also sat as a Recorder on the Western Circuit for 10 years.

From 2006-2008 he was Vice-Chair of the Bar Standards Board. He was appointed a High Court Judge in 2012, assigned to the Queen's Bench Division, and was promoted to the Court of Appeal in 2018.

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Lord Burrows

Justice of the Supreme Court, The Right Hon Lord Burrows

Andrew Stephen Burrows became a Justice of the Supreme Court in June 2020.

He was educated at Prescot Grammar School, Knowsley, Merseyside and Brasenose College, Oxford. He has been a barrister at Fountain Court Chambers since 1989.

He was appointed QC (hon) in 2003 and is an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple. He has been sitting as a part-time judge for over 20 years, first as a Recorder and then as a Deputy High Court Judge.

He was a Law Commissioner for England and Wales (1994-1999) and the President of the Society of Legal Scholars (2015-16). He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2007 and has written many books and articles especially on contract, tort, unjust enrichment, and statute law.

He was formerly Professor of the Law of England at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College.

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Lord Stephens

Justice of the Supreme Court, The Right Hon Lord Stephens of Creevyloughgare

Sir Ben Stephens became a Justice of the Supreme Court in October 2020.

Lord Stephens was educated at Manchester University. He was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1977, the Bar of England and Wales in July 1978 and to the Bar of Ireland in 1996.

He took Silk in 1996. He was a senior member of the Government Civil Panel of Counsel from 2004 to January 2007. He held a number of positions at the Bar including Vice Chairman of the Executive Council of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland and Vice Chairman of the General Council of the Bar of Northern Ireland.

He was appointed as a High Court Judge in Northern Ireland in 2007. He was assigned to the Family Division from 2008 and to the Queen's Bench Division from 2014.

He was Hague Convention Liaison judge for international cases involving child abduction between 2008 and 2014 and also served as Chairman of the Council of Law Reporting for Northern Ireland.

He was a Commissioner in the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission between 2013 and 2020, first as a High Court Judge and then as a Lord Justice of Appeal. He was a Senior Lord Justice of Appeal from 2017 to 2020.

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Lady Rose

Justice of the Supreme Court, The Right Hon Lady Rose of Colmworth

Dame Vivien Rose, Lady Rose became a Justice of the Supreme Court on 19 April 2021.

Lady Rose took her first degree at Newnham College, Cambridge and a post-graduate degree at Brasenose College, Oxford. She was called to the Bar by Gray's Inn in 1984 and was in practice at Monckton Chambers for ten years. She was appointed Standing Counsel to the Director General of Fair Trading in 1992.

In 1995 she left private practice to join the Government Legal Service serving as a legal adviser on financial services at HM Treasury until 2001. In 2002 she was appointed to the Senior Civil Service and moved to the Ministry of Defence as Director of Operational and International Humanitarian Law. From 2005 to 2008 she was seconded to the Office of Counsel to the Speaker of the House of Commons.

In 2006 she was appointed to her first judicial role as a fee-paid Chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal. She was appointed to further tribunal posts and became a Recorder in the criminal jurisdiction, South Eastern circuit in 2010. In May 2013 Dame Vivien was sworn in as a High Court Judge in the Chancery Division. She was President of the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) between 2015 and 2018 and was a nominated judge of the Financial List from its inception. She was appointed to the Court of Appeal in January 2019.

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Who are the 9 current justices on the Supreme Court? ›

How many Supreme Court Justices wrote books? ›

As one might expect, not all of the Chief Justices or Justices of the Court wrote books. Forty-five of its members fall into that category. (That count also includes current members of the Court such as John Roberts, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor, though the latter has recently signed a contract to write a book.)

Who is the best writer on the Supreme Court? ›

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What religion are the Supreme Court justices? ›

Religion
NameReligionOn the Court since
John Roberts (Chief Justice)Catholicism2005
Clarence ThomasCatholicism1991
Samuel AlitoCatholicism2006
Sonia SotomayorCatholicism2009
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Who are the members of the Supreme Court 2022? ›

Supreme Court vacancy, 2022
  • CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS.
  • ASSOCIATE JUSTICES ▸ SAMUEL ALITO. AMY CONEY BARRETT. NEIL GORSUCH. KETANJI BROWN JACKSON. ELENA KAGAN. BRETT KAVANAUGH. SONIA SOTOMAYOR. CLARENCE THOMAS.

Who is the oldest person on the Supreme Court? ›

After the recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest current Supreme Court justice is Stephen Breyer at 82 years of age. Breyer was appointed by President Bill Clinton back in the 90s and has served for over 25 years. Before joining the Supreme Court, Breyer was a judge on the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

What is the salary of a Supreme Court justice? ›

A Full Salary for Life

As of January 2020, associate justices of the Supreme Court earned an annual salary of $265,600, while the chief justice was paid $277,000.

Who was the only Supreme Court justice impeached? ›

The only Justice to be impeached was Associate Justice Samuel Chase in 1805. The House of Representatives passed Articles of Impeachment against him; however, he was acquitted by the Senate. Who decides how many Justices are on the Court?

How much does a U.S. Supreme Court justice make? ›

Average Salaries

The Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court earns an annual salary of $267,000 according to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The court's eight associate justices average $255,300.

Who is the most famous judge of all time? ›

John Marshall was the longest serving Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in history. He is widely considered the most influential Supreme Court justice. Marshall helped to establish the Supreme Court as a powerful and independent third branch of the government.

Who is the best Supreme Court justice today? ›

Ranking the Current Justices on the United States Supreme Court
  1. Elena Kagan. By all accounts, Justice Kagan is a brilliant legal mind. ...
  2. Neil Gorsuch. Justice Gorsuch has consistently demonstrated that he is a principled originalist. ...
  3. John Roberts. ...
  4. Stephen Breyer. ...
  5. Clarence Thomas. ...
  6. Sonia Sotomayor. ...
  7. Brett Kavanaugh. ...
  8. Samuel Alito.
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Who writes about the Supreme Court? ›

Legal decisions are very rarely read for pleasure. All too many judges feel that the majesty of the law needs to be protected with the barbed wire of rebarbative prose, prickly with forbidding jargon and headache-inducing abstraction.

Which justices are conservative? ›

Since 2020, the Roberts Court is more conservative, with six conservative justices that include justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett (appointed by President Donald Trump).

What percent of U.S. is Catholic? ›

Catholics make up the single largest religious group in the United States, with 22 percent of U.S. residents identifying as Catholic and nearly half of Americans saying they have at least some connection to Catholicism, according to new research.

Which President appointed the most Supreme Court justices? ›

George Washington holds the record for most Supreme Court nominations, with 14 nominations (12 of which were confirmed). Four presidents—William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Andrew Johnson, and Jimmy Carter—did not make any nominations, as there were no vacancies while they were in office.

Who is Ketanji Brown Jackson's husband? ›

Who is the youngest Supreme Court justice? ›

Is Amy Coney Barrett the youngest justice on the Supreme Court? Yes, she is the youngest justice serving on the court. Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, who is four years older, is the second youngest.

Has the Supreme Court ruled on gun control? ›

The ruling, a 6–3 ruling with conservative justices in the majority, was not unexpected, but now states with similar laws—as well as other laws that may conflict with this Court's broader interpretation of Second Amendment rights—are racing to protect both gun rights and public safety.

Who is the richest chief judge in the world? ›

Chief Justice John Roberts holds the most wealth, with investments estimated at $16.5 million, followed by Justice Stephen Breyer, with $11.8 million worth of assets.

Who is the first woman on the Supreme Court? ›

As the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States, Sandra Day O'Connor became an inspiration to millions.

Do Supreme Court Justices have bodyguards? ›

Supreme Court justices are currently covered by federal security protection under US Code. The bill would extend those protections to immediate family members of the justices as well if the Marshal of the Supreme Court "determines such protection is necessary," according to the text of the legislation.

Do judges pay income tax? ›

Remuneration received by judges is taxable under the head salary though they have no employer. Salaries of High Court Judge and Supreme Court Judges were liable to income-tax even prior to 1-4-1986.

What is the highest paying job in the world? ›

The highest-paying job in the world, in a traditional sense, holds the number one spot in this article: anesthesiologist. They are also the only job listed above $300,000 a year. The list, however, does not take into account mega-CEOs like Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos, who make considerably more than that.

Do judges get security? ›

NEW DELHI: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that it is the state governments' responsibility to provide security to judges and court premises as police and public order are state subjects and it can just issue some guidelines which it has already done.

Can you overturn a Supreme Court ruling? ›

Yes, in the sense that they can't be overturned by another body. But no, in the sense that the court can overturn or change its own precedent over time, as it did with odious decisions allowing racial segregation or with last month's reversal of the 1973 decision in Roe v.

Can a Justice be removed from the Supreme Court? ›

Like presidents and Cabinet members, federal judges can be removed from office through a similar process: impeached by the House and convicted in a trial by the Senate that would prompt removal from office.

Can you sue the Supreme Court? ›

—Pursuant to the general rule that a sovereign cannot be sued in its own courts, the judicial power does not extend to suits against the United States unless Congress by statute consents to such suits. This rule first emanated in embryonic form in an obiter dictum by Chief Justice Jay in Chisholm v.

Who is the highest paid judge in the United States? ›

The Chief Justice is the highest paid member of the federal judiciary.

Do judges get pension? ›

The Salaries, Pension and Allowances of the Supreme Court Judges are charged upon the Consolidated Fund of India, whereas the Salaries and Allowances of the High Court Judges are charged upon the Consolidated Fund of the States and the Pension is charged on the Consolidated Fund of India.

What do retired Supreme Court justices do? ›

After retirement, they keep their title, and by custom may also keep a set of chambers in the Supreme Court building, and employ law clerks. The names of retired associate justices continue to appear alongside those of the active justices in the bound volumes of Supreme Court decisions.

Who is the most powerful judge in the world? ›

Since the Supreme Court was established in 1789, 17 people have served as chief justice, beginning with John Jay (1789–1795). The current chief justice is John Roberts (since 2005).
...
Chief Justice of the United States
StatusChief justice
Member ofFederal judiciary Judicial Conference Administrative Office of the Courts
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Who was the first black Supreme Court justice? ›

Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an American lawyer and civil rights activist who served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the U.S. Supreme Court's first African American justice.

Is Judge Judy a real judge? ›

Yes, Judge Judy was a real judge, but she retired shortly before launching her TV show. On TV, she plays an arbiter rather than a judge. That said, the rulings she gives are legally binding. She handles cases that would typically go to small claims courts.

Who has been on the Court the longest? ›

The longest serving Justice was William O. Douglas who served for 36 years, 7 months, and 8 days from 1939 to 1975.

Why do we have 9 Supreme Court Justices? ›

Basically, the U.S. Constitution grants Congress the power to determine how many justices sit on SCOTUS. This number has ranged between 5 and 10, but since 1869 the number has been set at 9. And the number of justices on the Supreme Court has been politically manipulated over the years.

Where can I read Supreme Court opinions? ›

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What does the Constitution say about the Supreme Court? ›

Article III, Section I states that "The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish." Although the Constitution establishes the Supreme Court, it permits Congress to decide how to organize it.

Can you write to Supreme Court justices? ›

By constitutional design, the Supreme Court is responsible to the Constitution of the United States and not to the general public or even to elected officials. That means that if you intend to write a letter to one of the justices, you'll need it to be respectful, interesting and relevant to them.

What was the most liberal Supreme Court? ›

The Warren Court is often considered the most liberal court in US history. Washington, D.C. The Warren Court expanded civil rights, civil liberties, judicial power, and the federal power in dramatic ways.

Who are the three Democratic Supreme Court Justices? ›

Alito wrote the court's opinion. Joining him were Thomas, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett. Roberts voted with the majority but indicated he would've stopped short of fully overturning Roe. The court's three liberal members — Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan — dissented.

How old are Supreme Court Justices? ›

JusticeDate of BirthAppointed by
Elena Kagan28 Apr 1960 Age: 62 yr 2 moBarack Obama
Neil McGill Gorsuch29 Aug 1967 Age: 54 yr 10 moDonald John Trump
Brett Michael Kavanaugh12 Feb 1965 Age: 57 yr 5 moDonald John Trump
Amy Coney Barrett28 Jan 1972 Age: 50 yr 5 moDonald John Trump
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Which religion is declining the fastest? ›

The Presbyterian Church has had the sharpest decline in church membership: between 2000 and 2015 they lost over 40% of their congregation and 15.4% of their churches. Infant baptism has also decreased; nationwide, Catholic baptisms are down by nearly 34%, and ELCA baptisms by over 40%.

What state is most Catholic? ›

Massachusetts

What's the biggest religion in America? ›

The most popular religion in the U.S. is Christianity, comprising the majority of the population (73.7% of adults in 2016), with the majority of American Christians belonging to a Protestant denomination or a Protestant offshoot (such as Mormonism or the Jehovah's Witnesses.)

Who is the richest president ever? ›

1. Donald Trump (Net Worth $2.9 billion) When adjusted for inflation, Donald Trump is the richest person to ever serve as president — even at the lowest estimate. Trump had a prominent real estate career in New York City before throwing his hat in the political ring.

What religion are the Supreme Court justices? ›

Religion
NameReligionOn the Court since
John Roberts (Chief Justice)Catholicism2005
Clarence ThomasCatholicism1991
Samuel AlitoCatholicism2006
Sonia SotomayorCatholicism2009
5 more rows

Who is the oldest member in the Supreme Court? ›

After the recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest current Supreme Court justice is Stephen Breyer at 82 years of age. Breyer was appointed by President Bill Clinton back in the 90s and has served for over 25 years. Before joining the Supreme Court, Breyer was a judge on the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Why are there only 9 Supreme Court justices? ›

Basically, the U.S. Constitution grants Congress the power to determine how many justices sit on SCOTUS. This number has ranged between 5 and 10, but since 1869 the number has been set at 9. And the number of justices on the Supreme Court has been politically manipulated over the years.

Who makes up the Supreme Court right now? ›

Kavanaugh, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, and Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Nine Justices make up the current Supreme Court: one Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices. The Honorable John G.

Does Supreme Court always have 9 justices? ›

The number of Justices on the Supreme Court changed six times before settling at the present total of nine in 1869.

Who makes up the U.S. Supreme Court? ›

The Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and such number of Associate Justices as may be fixed by Congress. The number of Associate Justices is currently fixed at eight (28 U. S. C. §1).

Can Congress change the number of Supreme Court justices? ›

The Constitution does not stipulate the number of Supreme Court Justices; the number is set instead by Congress.

Which President appointed the most Supreme Court justices? ›

George Washington holds the record for most Supreme Court nominations, with 14 nominations (12 of which were confirmed). Four presidents—William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Andrew Johnson, and Jimmy Carter—did not make any nominations, as there were no vacancies while they were in office.

Who was the first woman named to the Supreme Court? ›

As the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States, Sandra Day O'Connor became an inspiration to millions.

Can a US Supreme Court justice be removed? ›

Are Supreme Court justices ever removed? Justices can only be removed through impeachment by the House of Representatives and conviction by the Senate.

Which Justices are conservative? ›

Since 2020, the Roberts Court is more conservative, with six conservative justices that include justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett (appointed by President Donald Trump).

Has the Supreme Court ruled on gun control? ›

The ruling, a 6–3 ruling with conservative justices in the majority, was not unexpected, but now states with similar laws—as well as other laws that may conflict with this Court's broader interpretation of Second Amendment rights—are racing to protect both gun rights and public safety.

Who was the only Supreme Court justice impeached? ›

The only Justice to be impeached was Associate Justice Samuel Chase in 1805. The House of Representatives passed Articles of Impeachment against him; however, he was acquitted by the Senate. Who decides how many Justices are on the Court?

Who is the youngest Supreme Court justice? ›

Is Amy Coney Barrett the youngest justice on the Supreme Court? Yes, she is the youngest justice serving on the court. Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, who is four years older, is the second youngest.

Who controls the Supreme Court? ›

Section 1 establishes the Supreme Court of the United States. It gives Congress the power to organize the Supreme Court and to establish lower courts. It also states that justices can serve on the court for as long as they maintain "good Behaviour," and that the justices should be compensated for their service.

Can a Supreme Court ruling be overturned? ›

In some cases, reversal happened when the court simply thought it got it wrong in the past. Not all precedents are equal, and several current Supreme Court justices have in the past been open to overturning even long-standing rulings that interpret the Constitution.

What's the main power of the Supreme Court? ›

The best-known power of the Supreme Court is judicial review, or the ability of the Court to declare a Legislative or Executive act in violation of the Constitution, is not found within the text of the Constitution itself. The Court established this doctrine in the case of Marbury v. Madison (1803).

What is the highest law of the United States? ›

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any ...

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