Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court of the United States

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The Supreme Court of the United States, also referred to as SCOTUS, is the highest ranking court in the United States.  It has discretionary appellate jurisdiction over the state and federal court cases that involve the point of Federal Law, and original jurisdiction over a narrow range of cases.  It was created by Article III of the Constitution on March 4, 1789.  Each judge is appointed to this lifetime tenure, meaning they shall remain as judge until they either, resign, retire, die or are removed from the position.

Appointment of federal judges can and has been political at times as displayed in current events regarding the appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett by President Donald J. Trump.  Judges are suppose to be unbiased and be capable of separating their personal beliefs in order to rule independently.  Appointments are approved by the Senate.


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