The president of the United States nominates all federal judges, including Supreme Court justices, and the Senate confirms them. The Constitution does not stipulate the qualifications for these justices, only that they d... More »

As of 2014, there are nine United States Supreme Court judges. The number of justices that sit on the Supreme Court is set by Congress and ranges from five to 10. More »

The nine Justices of the United States Supreme Court, as of January 2015, are John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Anthony M. Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Sonia So... More »

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