Help Wanted

Applicants to fill Supreme Court Justice positions

Requirements Of Posistion

The constitution doesn't state any qualifications to be a Justice such as age, education level, current profession, or native-born citizenship. A Justice in the past didn't even graduated high school, so applicants are welcome.**


The President nominates an applicant for the available position on the Court and the Senate votes to confirm the nominee, which requires a simple majority for the chosen to deemed a court justice. By doing so, both the Executive and Legislative Branch have a say in the composition of the Supreme Court.




**This does not guarantee a spot on the justice court

Current Employees

John G. Roberts Jr., Chief Justice

He was born in Buffalo, New York, January 27, 1955. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1976 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1979.

Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice

He was born in Trenton, New Jersey, March 11, 1936. He received his A.B. from Georgetown University and the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School, and was a Sheldon Fellow of Harvard University from 1960–1961

Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice

He was born in Sacramento, California, July 23, 1936. He received his B.A. from Stanford University and the London School of Economics, and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School

Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice

He was born in the Pinpoint community near Savannah, Georgia on June 23, 1948. He attended Conception Seminary from 1967-1968 and received an A.B., cum laude, from Holy Cross College in 1971 and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1974.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice

She was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 15, 1933. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. from Columbia Law School.

Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice

He was born in San Francisco, California, August 15, 1938. He received an A.B. from Stanford University, a B.A. from Magdalen College, Oxford, and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School.

Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Associate Justice

He was born in Trenton, New Jersey, April 1, 1950. He earned his A.B. from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1972. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1975.

Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice

He was born in Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1954. She earned a B.A. in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the university's highest academic honor. In 1979, she earned a J.D. from Yale Law School where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Elena Kagan, Associate Justices

He was born in New York, New York, on April 28, 1960. She received an A.B. from Princeton in 1981, an M. Phil. from Oxford in 1983, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1986.

What Types of cases do they cover?

The supreme Court covers cases appealed from lower federal courts, cases appealed from state supreme courts and they seldom hear cases that haven't been previously heard by a lower court, such as between one state and another.

Recent Cases

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