Anita Starchman-BryantThe U.S. Constitution provides that “[t]he judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.” The Supreme Court of the United States was created under this provision and by authority of the Judiciary Act of Sept. 24, 1789.
There are currently nine Supreme Court Justices. This number has remained the same since it was set under the Judiciary Act of 1869. Both the ...
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