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Chapter 19: The People of the Court
Chapter 19: The people of the court

In the vast expanse of the federal government, the Supreme Court seems tiny by comparison. It is, in essence, only nine people—the chief justice and eight associate justices. Even when the Court's supporting personnel are included, the numbers add up to hundreds, not thousands, of people.

The Court is no vast bureaucracy, but an organization with well-defined jobs and ...

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