Do you have what it takes?

Is the Judicial branch right for you?

The Supreme Court (People you'd have the honor of working with)

Current Members


John G. Roberts
, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States

Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice

Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice

Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice

Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice

Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Associate Justice

Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice

Elena Kagan, Associate Justice

How to become a member...

You have to be chosen by the President and Confirmed by the Senate to join the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court's job

The Judicial Branch decides the meaning of laws, applies them to real situations, and decides whether or not a law is unconstitutional. When questions concerning particular laws arise in lower courts, the justices who make up the Supreme Court are responsible for explaining and interpreting the Constitution. The Constitution also gives the Supreme Court the power to judge if federal, state, and local governments are acting within the law or not. The Supreme Court can also decide if a president's action is unconstitutional

Cases you might be interested in that are heard in the Supreme Court

The Court can hear just about any kind of state-court case, as long as it involves federal law, including the Constitution. For example cases involving violations of the Constitution or federal law, crimes on federal land, and bankruptcy cases.


The Justices

There is a chief justice, or head judge, and eight associate justices. They serve for life unless they retire. Their job is to interpret laws passed by Congress. If you were a part of the Supreme Court you wouldn't have to worry about getting another job ever again.


More info on the Supreme Court

It is the only court established by the Constitution. There are thousands of ruling requests sent to the Supreme Court every year but fewer than 150 are considered. All other courts must follow the decisions made by the justices of the Supreme Court and all decisions of the Supreme Court are absolute and final. Would you like having everyone listen to and follow the decisions you make at work?

Do you think you could handle the job?

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