Ian’s Legal Fact of the Week 5/4/15: Composition of the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is provided for in Article 3, Section 1 of the Constitution, but only the Chief Justice is specifically mentioned (in Article 1, Section 3). The number of other “Judges of the Supreme Court”  (Article 2, Section 2) is not specified. Originally it was set at six justices in 1790, and has consisted of as many as ten. In 1869 it was set at nine justices which has remained the standard since that time.


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Ian’s Legal Fact of the Week 5/4/15: Composition of the Supreme Court — 2 Comments

  1. Dear Ian,

    I am a childhood friend of Mr. Babak Boghraty and very much like to connect with him. I would greatly appreciate it if you could pass along my name and email.

    Thank you,
    Shahryar Bahreyni

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