The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States. As the highest court, it provides the leadership of the judicial branch of the U.S. federal government.

The court consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and eight Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, who are nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed with the "advice and consent" of the Senate. Appointed to serve for life, they can be removed only by resignation or impeachment.

Current membershipEdit

The current Justices of the United States Supreme Court, in order of seniority, are:

Name Date of Birth Age Home State Prior positions
Judy Sheindlin
(Chief Justice)
October 21, 1942 68 New York Judge Judy
Edward Koch December 12, 1924 86 New York The People's Court, Mayor of New York City
Joseph Brown July 6, 1947 63 California Judge Joe Brown
Mills Lane November 12, 1936 74 Georgia Tyson v. Holyfield, Celebrity Deathmatch
Glenda Hatchett February 30, 1951 59 Georgia Judge Hatchett
Mablean Ephraim February 30, 1955 55 Mississippi Divorce Court
Larry Joe Doherty March 31, 1950 60 Texas Texas Justice
Judge Reinhold May 21, 1957 53 Virginia Beverly Hills Cop
Jaye P. Morgan December 3, 1931 79 California The Gong Show

Notable Former JusticesEdit

  • Joseph Wapner (Chief Justice)
  • Harold T. Stone (Chief Justice, Evening Session)

Key CasesEdit

  • High School Hairdo from Hell (203-04)
  • Pilfered Pooch (20-309) and Dog-gone Doggie (21-223)
  • Rowdy Renter (19-199)
  • Tardy Tax Preparer (17-854)
  • Unger v. Madison (8-284)
  • State of Nevada v. Unknown Comic (6-44)
  • American Moviegoers v. Murphy (22-494)

External LinksEdit