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How many judges are there in the Supreme Court?

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Earlier this year, a leaked draft opinion was submitted to Politico, andthe court indicated plans to overthrow Law. v. Wadeinitially made abortion a federal right. The court's long-awaited decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization was made in June, causing widespread protests across the country. The case itself involved a legal dispute over a new Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks of gestation.

How many judges are there in the Supreme Court?

The 1789 and 1869 judiciary stipulated the procedure and structure of the Supreme Court. The court has a Supreme Court justice with eight quasi-judges. To be justice, an individual must be nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate with a simple majority. Judges may appear in the Supreme Court until they die, resign, or are dismissed by impeachment.

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Each of the nine judges , Cast one vote when arbitrating the case. All cases are being discussed in front of judges at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C. 

The Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Supreme Court in Capitol Hill, Washington Building. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)

Who is the Supreme Court Justice?

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Courtis currently John Roberts, appointed by President George W. Bush in 2005. Sandra Day O'Connor; However, Judge William Rehnquist died before the confirmation hearing in Roberts' Senate began. Bush decided to appoint Roberts as Supreme Judge instead, replacing O'Connor's position with Judge Samuel Alito. 

John Roberts became the chief justice after being appointed by Bush and confirmed by the Senate in 2005. 

John Roberts appointed by Bush And confirmed by the Senate in 2005.  (Getty Images)

The Supreme Court disregarded the Constitution in the judgment Roberts is a conservative majority in court Tends to favor, but has worked with multiple liberal blocks. chance. Prior to the death of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Roberts was considered an important court vote until Judge Amy Coney Barrett was appointed.  

Who was the first female judge in the Supreme Court?

The first woman appointed to the Supreme Court was Judge Sandra Day O'Connor appointed by President Ronald Reagan after the retirement of Judge Potter Stewart in 1981. O'Connor has been in court for almost 25 years and was considered ideologically moderate. She wrote over 300 court opinions and over 600 opinions until her retirement in 2005. 

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was the first female appointed to the Supreme Court in 1981. 

Judge Sandra Day O'Connor He was the first woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court in 1981.  (Getty Images)

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Since the appointment of O'Connor, four other women have been sitting on the Supreme Court bench, three of the current nine court judges are women. be. Other female judges include Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, Judge Elena Kagan, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, and Judge Amy Connie Barrett.