What are the genders of the nine US Supreme Court Justices?
As of October 2010, there are six male justices and three females.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia
Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer
Associate Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr.
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Associate Justice Elena Kagan
Currently, there are nine Supreme Court justices on the United States Supreme Court. The number of justices is set by Congress and has varied from five to 10. There have been nine justices since 1869. In 1937, Franklin Roosevelt attempted to add six more justices to the Supreme Court. He felt the court was obstructing much of his New Deal policies and adding more members who would agree with his views would help. This was…
Federal (US) Supreme Court judges are called "justices." The Supreme Court of the United States has one Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices, for a total of nine justices. State supreme court vary in the number of judges seated on their highest appellate court, and are also inconsistent with titles. Some states call them "judges," while others refer to them as "justices."
There are nine justices, including the Chief Justice, on the US Supreme Court. According to Article III of the Constitution, justices serve "during good behavior," meaning as long as they don't commit an impeachable offense. For practical purposes, Supreme Court justices are considered to have lifetime appointments.
The nine US Supreme Court justices belong to the Judicial Branch of government; however, it would be inaccurate to say this branch is "made up of" the nine justices, as that implies the Supreme Court is the only entity within the Judicial branch. The entire federal court system is also part of the Judicial branch.
There are nine justices on the US Supreme Court -- one Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices -- who review cases as a group. Congress determines the number of justices needed and formally adjusts the size of the Court via a Judiciary Act, which is ordinary legislation affecting the federal court system. The size of the current Supreme Court was set by the Judiciary Act of 1869.
The Supreme Court of the United States seats nine justices. Some states may seat seven or even fewer. Congress determines the number of justices primarily on the basis of how many they believe are needed to handle the Court's caseload and other responsibilities.The number of US Supreme Court justices has not changed since the Judiciary Act of 1869.