Judicial Branch

By: Caroline Brooks

The Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court gets paid $255,500 a year and their length of term is 12 years but judges may be in term multiple times judges must retire at age 70. All justices must be trained in the law their is no age or birth place required. The supreme courts can tell the President that his actions are not allowed by the Constitution. The supreme court can also tell the Congress that a law they passed does not follow the Constitution. The Supreme Court is the final judge of all laws involving laws of congress.

Current Supreme Court Justices

  • John G. Roberts
  • Antonin Scalia
  • Anthony M. Kennedy
  • Clarence Thomas
  • Ruth Bager Ginsburg
  • Stephen G. Brayer
  • Samuel Antony Alito Jr.
  • Sonia Sotomayor
  • Elena Kagen
Supreme Court case Brown vs. Board of Education

Fighting for African Americans rights to go to school with white kids.

Supreme Court case Plessy vs. feguson

The Supreme Court Said "Separate but Equal".

How does a case make it The Supreme Court?

There are two ways that a case can make it to the Supreme Court. The first reason is that if someone is dissatisfied with what the Appellate Court said they can ask the Supreme Court to take a look at it. The 2nd way a case can come to the Supreme Court is if someone does not want to take their case to the Appellate Court and sends in a request to the Supreme Court. So the Supreme Court gets abut 7000 cases a year which is a lot of cases because a case may take a week or longer and they only have 9 people working together.