The Supreme Court Justices
Court is the highest court in the land. It has a chief justice,
or head judge, and eight associate justices. The justices are appointed
by the president and approved by a vote of the Senate. The justices
serve for life unless they choose to retire. Their job is to interpret
laws passed by Congress.
Since our government
was established, more than one hundred justices have served on the
Court, and until recently, all were men. Sandra Day O’Connor
was the first woman named to the Supreme Court. She was appointed
in 1981. Known as a swing vote through much of her Supreme Court service, Sandra Day O'Connor retired January 31, 2006. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was seated in 1993 as the second woman.
In the next
activity, put the words in order to form a sentence.