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Since 1890, there have always been seven Missouri Supreme Court judges, which is the standard number of judges for the state and federal Supreme Court. Only the chief justice is referred to as a justice, and the other me... More »

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The U.S. Supreme Court decides criminal and civil appeals cases that involve federal law, according to the U.S. Justice Department’s Offices of the United States Attorneys. Cases come from other federal appeals courts an... More »

The best-known, and most often-cited, power of the U.S. Supreme Court is the power of judicial review. This power, established in 1803 by a Supreme Court ruling, allows the Court to rule on the Constitutionality of an ex... More »

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In June 2015, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, which provides health care insurance subsidies for lower income individuals, reports the New York Times. The court upheld the distribution of subsidies to i... More »

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As of July 2015, the Supreme Court justices include Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John G. Roberts, Anthony M. Kennedy and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, states Supreme Court of the United States. The remaining justices are Soni... More »

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U.S. Supreme Court rulings from the 21st century include District of Columbia v. Heller in 2008, National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius in 2012 and Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015, according to USA Today. E... More »

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The terms of Supreme Court justices are not specified, which means they can serve until they retire. The Constitution states that justices serve during good behavior, but they may be removed through impeachment. More »