US Supreme Court Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the Supreme Court of the United States.

Facts:
The US Supreme Court was created in accordance with Article III, section 1 of the Constitution of the United States and by the authority of the Judiciary Act of September 24, 1789.
February 2, 1790 - The first court assembles in New York City.
Nine justices comprise the US Supreme Court, one chief justice and eight associate justices.
    The number of associate justices may be fixed by Congress and under the authority of the act of June 25, 1948 (28 U.S.C. 1).
    The president of the United States nominates candidates for the