As of 2011, the Chief Justice of the United States receives an annual salary of $223,500, and the Associate Justices receive annual salaries of $213,900.
To read how much the first Supreme Court justices earned, see Related Questions, below.
Congress determines how much US Supreme Court justices earn. The amount is adjusted periodically, usually in the text of a Judiciary Act.
Unfortunately, the justices' salaries have not been adjusted in a number of years, and have not kept pace with the market. This has been ongoing point of contention between the Chief Justice and Congress, and has been mentioned in the judiciary's year-end report for quite some time.
Congress (Legislative Branch). The US Constitution does not stipulate the size of the Supreme Court.
Congress, which comprises the Legislative Branch, has the authority to decide how many Justices sit on the Supreme Court. Currently Title 28 of the United States Code Section 1 provides for 1 Chief Justice and 8 Associate Justices. Congress has changed the number of justices several times, the last time being in the Judiciary Act of 1869.
The Judiciary Act of 1789 created the first Supreme Court with six members, a Chief Justice and 5 Associate Justices. Congress adjusted the size of the Court a number of times through the during the 19th-century.
After the election of President Ulysses S. Grant, Congress passed the Judiciary Act of 1869, which set the Court's membership at nine. This number has remained the same ever since.
In 1937, Franklin D. Roosevelt attempted unsuccessfully to expand the membership of the court to gain support on the Court for his New Deal programs. He proposed adding one justice to the Supreme Court for every member over 70.5 years of age, with the potential of adding as many as six additional justices, for a total of 15. Congress refused to pass Roosevelt's legislation; however, the President had an opportunity to nominate eight justices* to vacancies that occurred during his terms of office, which created a court more receptive to his ideas.
Congress fixes the salaries of all federal officials in the same way that it passes laws in other matters. The bill setting salaries is passed by both the House of Congress, then it is sent to the President for his approval. Salaries of the Supreme Court justices may not be reduced once an individual justice takes office
In 2011, the salary for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is $223,500 per year; the salary for the Associate Justices is $213,900 per year. They receive the same medical benefits package as Congress (Federal Employees Health Benefits Program), and retire at full salary once they meet time and service requirements.
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who elect judges in the ohio supreme court
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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 seven judges on the Florida Supreme Court.
They are called supreme court justice
Higher level...the supreme court judges are "justices" other judges are just "judges"
The President appoints Justices (they aren't called judges, if you wish to be precise) for the Supreme Court.
The maximum is 11 in the Supreme Court of India. Jai Hind!
There are currently nine US Supreme Court judges and they are appointed for life.
they serve until they step down.