13 Districts. 13 Judges
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The Supreme Court of the United States must have a judge for every Federal District!
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) was established by Congress in 1789 and acts as the head of the U.S.’s federal court system. The Supreme Court is the court of last resort, and most of its significance arises from its being an appellate body—that is, a body that has the power to review and change the decisions of lower courts—since it does not hear many cases each year. How did the U.S. decide that nine was the magic number of justices to sit on its most-powerful judicial bench?
The U.S. Constitution grants Congress the power to determine how many justices sit on SCOTUS. This number has ranged between 5 and 10, but since 1869 the number has been set at 9. Part of the rationale for this was that there were 9 Federal Court Districts at the time. Today, there are 13.
SCOTUS13 is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that aims to rededicate the Supreme Court to the letter and spirit of the law:
Expand the Court to 13 Justices to be in-line with number of Federal Court Districts as per Judiciary Act of 1869
Create accountability for Federal Justices
Create accountability processes and procedures for Judicial Nominees
Bring the Supreme Court into compliance with Judiciary Act of 1869
Expand to 13 Justices
One Justice for each Federal Court of Appeals
Accountability for Justices
Supreme Court Justices have no processes and procedures for holding themselves or being held accountable short of formal impeachment
Accountability for Nominees
Supreme Court Nominees have no processes and procedures for holding themselves or being held accountable short of formal impeachment