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About the Court


"EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW" - These words, written above the main entrance to the Supreme Court Building, express the ultimate responsibility of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Court is the highest tribunal in the Nation for all cases and controversies arising under the Constitution or the laws of the United States. As the final arbiter of the law, the Court is charged with ensuring the American people the promise of equal justice under law and, thereby, also functions as guardian and interpreter of the Constitution.

The Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and such number of Associate Justices as may be fixed by Congress. The number of Associate Justices is currently fixed at eight (28 U. S. C. §1). Power to nominate the Justices is vested in the President of the United States, and appointments are made with the advice and consent of the Senate.


Chief Justice of the United States
John G. Roberts, Jr.

Associate Justices
Anthony M. Kennedy
Clarence Thomas
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Stephen G. Breyer
Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
Sonia Sotomayor
Elena Kagan
Neil M. Gorsuch

Retired Justices
Sandra Day O’connor
David H. Souter
John Paul Stevens

Court Officers assist the Court in the performance of its functions. They include the Counselor to the Chief Justice, the Clerk, the Librarian, the Marshal, the Reporter of Decisions, the Court Counsel, the Curator, the Director of Information Technology, and the Public Information Officer.


Court Officers
Counselor to the Chief Justice Jeffrey P. Minear
Clerk Scott S. Harris
Librarian Linda Maslow
Marshal Pamela Talkin
Reporter Of Decisions Christine L. Fallon
Court Counsel Ethan V. Torrey
Curator Catherine E. Fitts
Director Of Information Technology Robert J. Hawkins
Public Information Officer Kathleen L. Arberg

The Supreme Court of the United States

One First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20543
Phone: 202-479-3000




 

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