Posted by on October 10, 2018 6:02 am

Credit: Franz Jantzen, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

The United States Supreme Court is the highest ranking judicial body within federal judiciary. Was established in 1789, it has jurisdiction over all federal court and state court cases that involve a point of constitutional or statutory law.

The Supreme Court is composed of 9 justices. There are 3 women on the Supreme Court:


Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice

Was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 15, 1933. President Clinton nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat August 10, 1993.

 

 

 

 


Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice

was born in Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1954. President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role August 8, 2009.

 

 

 

 


Elena Kagan, Associate Justice

was born in New York, New York, on April 28, 1960. President nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 10, 2010. She took her seat on August 7, 2010.

 

 

 

 


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