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The Role Of Justices In The United States Supreme Court

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The United States Supreme Court currently seats nine justices that vary in age, gender, and have many similarities and differences between them. Compared to other governmental figures the nine justices are not well known. Every time a new justice is added they are placed together wearing large black robe for photographs. The justices are responsible for reviewing petitions that are sent to them. These petitions can range from illegal locker searches to cases in which two lower courts have reached conflicting decisions. Their roles are significant as they give last chances to hopeless people. During the process for selecting justices the president can nominate whoever he wants to serve as a justice. His nomination then goes to the Senate…show more content…
With any business it’s good to have age gaps between people because it gives opportunities for them to share idea from a different viewpoint. Even though the justices do not always agree they are always willing to listen to other thoughts and ideas. There are men and women currently seated on the Supreme court where they will remain until they retire, resign, are impeached, or die. The three females are Ruth Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor. The male justices are Neil Gorsuch, John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, and Samuel Alito. In today’s world it is not uncommon for females to have a male based career. In fact, males and females working together can provide a great atmosphere in the work place. All the justices have an excellent education backgrounds and have attended some of the most competitive universities. John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy and Neil Gorsuch attended the university of Harvard and received a degree in law. While Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor attended the university of Yale and received law degrees. Sonia Sotomayor also attended Princeton and she received the university’s highest academic honor. This is impressive because only 7 percent of application are selected into Princeton, while Harvard and Yale students must be at the top of their class with a GPA of 4.1 to 4.19. The justices have spouses and multiple children and consider themselves family oriented people. Samuel Alito is married to
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