Template talk:SCOTUS series
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How many SCOTUS articles?
NoSeptember had raised the question in an edit summary, "There are a lot of minor SCOTUS related articles - how many should we include?" I think it's perfect just as it is. bd2412 T 03:07, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
Why are there nine justices?
Why are there nine justices? -- 188.8.131.52 21:09, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
- There used to be one justice per judicial circuit because the justices would preside over the circuit courts as well as sit on the Supreme Court. As the workload of the federal courts increased, the justices were removed from the circuit courts and replaced by circuit judges. When this switchover happened, there happened to be nine circuits, and no one has found a compelling reason to increase or decrease the size of the court since (although President Franklin D. Roosevelt made a good run at it in 1937). — DLJessup (talk) 21:28, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
Sandra Day O'Connor?
Why is she still listed here? If you're a retired Justice, well, you're not a Justice anymore, and you're not on the Supreme Court. Consequently, you don't belong on this template. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 07:45, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
- No, if you're a retired Justice, you are still a Justice. See Title 28 of the U.S. Code; for example, a retired Justice can (and Justice O'Connor periodically does) sit by designation on U.S. Courts of Appeal, whereas someone who is no longer a Justice cannot do so. Justice O'Connor is still listed on http://www.supremecourtus.gov/about/biographiescurrent.pdf. --Russ (talk) 09:57, 27 October 2008 (UTC)