The Supreme Court
*Purpose of the Supreme Court*
The United States Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and eight associate justices. The Supreme Court each year hears a limited number of the cases it is asked to decide. Those cases may begin in the federal or state courts, and they usually involve very important questions about the Constitution or federal law. Appealing the state courts decision, you can ask it to be taken to the Supreme Court. To get their higher opinion.
*The Justices of the Supreme Court*
John G. Roberts, Jr., is the Chief Justice of the United States. He was born in New York, on January 27, 1955. In 1996 he married a women named Jane ...view middle of the document...
He has a wife named Maureen McCarthy and has nine children.
Anthony M. Kennedy, born in Sacramento, California, on July 23, 1936. He is Associate Justice and his married and has three children. He received his B.A. from the London School of Economics and Stanford University. Anthony has served in several positions during his career, the board of the Federal Judicial Center and is a member of the California Army National Guard. President Reagan also nominated him and Kennedy took his seat Feb. 18, 1988.
David Hackett Souter, born on September 17, 1939 in Massachusetts, in a small town named Melrose. He graduated from Harvard Law School and soon joined the New Hampshire attorney general's office. Souter was promoted to state attorney general in 1976, to the state's Superior Court in 1978, and to its Supreme Court in 1983. President George H, W. Bush nominated him and took his seat October 9, 1990.
Clarence Thomas was born in Pin Point, Georgia a small community outside Savannah. Thomas later attended College of the Holy Cross, where he co-founded the school's Black Student Union. President Bush appointed him to the federal court of appeals in 1990 1991 and to the US Supreme Court. He became the second African American to take seat.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, and was born in Brooklyn New York. Ginsburg's older sister died when she was very young. Her mother struggled with cancer throughout Ginsburg's high school years and died the day before her graduation. Ginsburg was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Circuit by President Carter in 1980. President Clinton nominated her as an associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat August 10, 1993.
Stephen G. Breyer was born in a Jewish family in San Francisco, California, August 15 1938. Breyer's younger brother Charles is also a judge. He is happily married to Joanna Hare and they have three children. Breyer served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Arthur Goldberg during the 1964 term. Clinton nominated him and Breyer took his seat August 3, 1994.
Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., born on April 1, 1950 in Trenton, New Jersey. He was Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey, and Deputy Assistant Attorney General U.S. Department of...