Be our country's next member of the Supreme Court
The nine Members of the Supreme Court
John G. Roberts, Jr. Chief Justice of the United States
Antonin Scalia Associate
Anthony M. Kennedy Associate
Clarence Thomas - Associate
Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Associate
Stephen G. Breyer - Associate
Samuel Anthony Alito Jr. Associate
Sonia Sotomayer Associate
Elena Kagan Associate
How to Become a Member
The constitution gives no standard qualifications : however this is what is most likely expected to happen in the process:
- You will have experience in law and sometimes even as a judge.
- Must be selected by the president.
- The senate must approve the president's decision with a 2/3 vote.
What Cases you Would Expect to see
In the Supreme Court you would see either of these cases:
- Appellate Jurisdiction - when you ask to have your case heard again from a higher court. Examples:
- Navigational waterways.
- Cases involving treaties.
- Original Jurisdiction - when a case goes directly to the Supreme court.
- Cases involving ambassadors or public ministers.
- A disagreement between two or more states.
2/3 of cases are appealed from federal courts.
1/3 of cases are appealed from state courts.
Rarely any cases are original Jurisdictions.
Examples of Cases:
- Navigation rights between states.
- The approval of a new treaty stating new rights between countries.