U.S. Supreme Court

Created By: Taitianna Hardy

20 Facts on the Supreme Court

  • The Supreme Court has original jurisdiction over some law cases and handles others through it appellate jurisdiction.
  • The Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S.
  • There are nine judges in the Supreme Court and they are called "Justices".
  • The Supreme Court was organized February 2,1970.
  • The chief justice makes $171,500,the associate justice makes $164,00.
  • The Supreme Court is part of the Judicial Branch.
  • In 1790, The Supreme Court held its first session in New York City.
  • In the early years of the supreme court, the focus was on federal government structure as well as the economy.
  • The Supreme Court hears both civil and criminal cases.
  • The Supreme Court can declare a law passed by congress invalid or unconstitutional.
  • The Supreme Court first met on February 1,1790, in New York City.
  • About 7,000 cases a year are submitted to the supreme court.
  • The Supreme Court is in session from October to late June or early July.
  • The Supreme Court of the U.S dates from 1789,at the foundation of the republic.
  • Supreme Court decisions that involve interpretation of the constitution may be overruled by amending.
  • The Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S.
  • The Supreme Court has the power to undo the decisions of lower courts.
  • It also has the power to overturn U.S laws or state laws that do not agree with the U.S constitution.
  • The judges on the supreme court are called "justices".
  • The Supreme Court was created by the constitutional convection of 1787 as the head of a federal court system.
  • According to the constitution appointments to the supreme court and to the lower federal courts are made by the president.