Sunday, May 17, 2020

The Rise of the US Supreme Court

The current Roberts Court justices (since October 2018):
Front row (left to right): Stephen BreyerClarence Thomas, Chief Justice John RobertsRuth Bader Ginsburg, and Samuel Alito. Back row (left to right): Neil GorsuchSonia SotomayorElena Kagan, and Brett Kavanaugh.

VOA Learning English: The Rise of the Supreme Court

Each year, the court receives about 7,000 requests to consider cases. The judges – called justices – rule on only 100 or so. Their job is to strike down laws or actions that violate the U.S. Constitution. (read more)

Words in This Story

resort - n. something that you choose for help

role - n. the part that someone has in a family, society, or other group

symbol - n. an action, object, event, etc., that expresses or represents a particular idea or quality

boundaries - n. unofficial rules about what should not be done : limits that define acceptable behavior

- adj. leaving a particular position

invalidate - v. to show or prove (something) to be false or incorrect

column - n. a long post made of steel, stone, etc., that is used as a support in a building

- n. a set of stairs and its supporting structures

dignity - n. the quality of being worthy of honor or respect

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