Judicial Branch

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Who Is in the Judicial Branch?

The Supreme Court Justices are

  • Clarence Thomas
  • Antonin Scalia
  • Anthony Kennedy
  • Ruth Ginsburg
  • Sonia Sotomayor
  • Stephen Breyer
  • Samuel Alito Jr
  • Elena Kagen

Chief Justice

John Roberts

How do they become a member

When a current justice retires the president in office at the time that they are retiring picks a new justice. The person is then in for life or until they feel that they cannot do the job the the best of their ability.

What do they do?

Chief Justices select cases to make descisions on during part of the year and then the rest of the year they write their opinions. The case is decided with a majority vote, the justices who lost the vote will also have a descending opinion if they lose.