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An Overview of the Supreme Court System

Supreme Court System

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial organization in the United States. The Supreme Court is the prime court of the Federal judiciary of the nation.

The Supreme Court is headed by the Chief Justice of the United States, along with eight Associate Justices. The Justices of this Court are all nominated by the President of the United States and then are confirmed by a vote of the United States Senate.

Supreme Court Justices, once appointed, have a life-long term in the position, which can only be terminated in the case of death or retirement. Impeachment is also grounds to remove a Supreme Court Justice.

The Supreme Court is located in Washington, D.C. in the United States Supreme Court Building. The Supreme Court essentially has jurisdiction over all Federal matters, though the exact powers of the Court are more specifically outlined in the United States Constitution.

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