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when they believe they'll be replaced with a like-minded judge
when do most supreme court judges retire?
1. interpreting federal law 2. to correct a previous ruling 3. review rulings of lower courts
what 3 reasons does the supreme court serve?
1. decides where courts should go 2. allocates funds
2 ways congress uses checks and balances over judicial branch
1. samuel alito 2. ruth bader-ginsberg 3. anthony kennedy 4. antonin scalia 5. sonia sotomayor 6. elaina kagan 7. clarence thomas 8. stephen breyer
8 associate justices
1. samuel alito 2. antonin scalia 3. clarence thomas 4. john roberts 5. anthony kennedey
5 conservative justices
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