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MAREK: Trying to understand the U.S. Supreme Court

Kankakee Daily Journal

Cover picture for the articleUnder the United States Constitution, one-third of the power of the federal government is placed in the hands of nine men and women, the Supreme Court. Those nine justices are chosen by a sitting president, confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and will serve for life unless they choose to resign. Most of us know that from eighth-grade civics. But after that, few know the workings of that formidable body.

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