Congress set the current number of Supreme Court justices at nine (one Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices) in the Judiciary Act of 1869, and has the authority to pass legislation making future changes.
There is one Chief Justice, but Congress determines how many Associate Justices there are. Right now there are 8 of them. That means there are 9 members of the Supreme Court. There is no term for justices, therefore there is no set length of time that they serve.
Justices only leave because they decide to retire, or they die, or they are confirmed to having committed crimes.
When a justice leaves, the President appoints a new judge to take the empty place. The US Senate must vote to approve or reject the President's appointments.
There are a total of 9 (nine) Supreme Court Justices. The Justices are typically elected for life, unless they are elected to be removed and replaced.
Nine justices. One chief justice and eight associate. The president nominates them and then the Senate has to approve.
There are nine justices in the supreme court. They serve for life or until they decide to retire.
12 justices terms are for life
Supreme Court Justices have a ten year term.
Supreme Court Justices are appointed for life and I think the retirement time varies much.
How long do supreme court justices severe for
A supreme court judge serves a life term.
They serve for life.
They do not serve terms. Once appointed, they are there until they retire, resign, die or (highly unlikely) are impeached and convicted. State supreme courts often impose term limits on their supreme court justices; however, the number and length of terms vary by state. For more information, see Related Questions, below.
An appointment to the United States Supreme Court is for life; however, justices can be impeached for bad behavior, just as any other government official can be. In the case of the Supreme Court, this hasn't happened. Justices sometimes retire, but are more likely to die in office than retire. Some states have fixed terms for Supreme Court justices; for example, California.
US Supreme Court justices are nominated by the President of the United States. Justices who are confirmed by the Senate serve for life, unless impeached.
Supreme Court Justices receive secret service protection for the remainder of their lives. This protection is provided under the United States Code, Title 18, Section 3056.
They are allowed to serve on the Supreme Court for the entire time they are alive. In other words, a lifetime.
From day one. Judges were wearing black robes long before there was a US Supreme Court.
They are appointed for life or until they resign