Members of the U.S. Supreme Court sit for a group portrait at the Supreme Court in Washington in this March 3, 2006 file photo. Seated in the front row, from left to right are: Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, and Associate Justice David Souter. Standing, from left to right, in the top row, are: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr.
There were more than 2,000 cases sent to the nine-member Supreme Court from which the court chose 10 to rule on during the new session which started October 6, 2008, this morning.
A new Supreme Court session begins today, Monday, October 6th. You may watch the Supreme Court in session Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seating is limited and first-come first-serve. Educational programs are available Monday through Friday from 9 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Find out how to visit the Supreme Court and learn about the U. S. judicial system.