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Associate Justices of the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court is the highest judicial body in the United States. The Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and eight Associate Justices who are nominated by the President and confirmed with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Supreme Court is primarily an appellate court, but has original jurisdiction in a small number of cases.
The Constitution does not specify qualifications for judicial candidates. However, all justices have been lawyers, and most pursued legal and political careers before serving on the Court. Many justices have served as members of Congress, governors, or members of the president’s cabinet. Some justices came to the Court from private law practice, and others were appointed from positions as law professors.
Annual base salary: $208,100
The Chief Justice receives $217,400