Title

A Study of Recent Legislative Proposals to Reform the Supreme Court of the United States

Publication Year

1962

Keywords

United States Supreme Court, legislative proposals, legal analysis, reform, history of the Supreme Court

Disciplines

Law | Legal History | Legislation | Political Science | Supreme Court of the United States | United States History

Abstract

"The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish."

With these words from Article Three of the Constitution, the Supreme Court of the United States was decreed. On February 2, 1790, the first Supreme Court was organized--a Court whose Justices were to be appointed by the President, by and with advice and consent for the United States Senate. The Court has been functioning continuously, with the number of Justices stabilized at nine since 1869.

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