The US Constitution was ratified in 1789, making the Supreme Court official, and it convened for the first time on February 2, 1790.
C. 1802 A. The US public
B. The President of the US:
Justices are appointed by the President of the United States, and then confirmed by the Senate.
C. Congress A. 4 years B. 12 years
Justices serve life terms, unless the retire, resign, take senior status or are impeached (which has never happened).
A. 12 – 2 chief justices & 10 associate justices B. 15 – 5 chief justices & 10 associate justices
C. 9 – 1 chief justice & 8 associate justices
The US Constitution left the number of justices to be determined by Congress, and it has since fluctuated along with the size of the United States population.
A. Sonia Sotomayor B. Elena Kagan
C. Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
Ms. Ginsburg was elected to the Court on August 10, 1993 by President Bill Clinton & she has been serving now for 21 years and 11 months.