Nine people in black robes. One just joined the group last summer. One is starting to think about retirement; after all, he’s almost 90. Together they interpret the Constitution, spark controversy, and make history. They’re always in the news. They’re the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. How much do you know about the people who make decisions that affect your life?
Just a few of the recent titles about the highest court in the land offer great reads about how public opinion has influenced the Court’s opinions, and how its members’ opinions affect the political process. Activist judges at work? Decide for yourself. On the lighter side of the gavel, there’s weird trivia and Supreme Court history. Or learn by watching – a great series narrated by actor David Strathairn. Nine people in black robes with the power to affect the lives of ordinary Americans. It’s good to know a little about them.