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The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States, and leads the federal judiciary. It consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and eight Associate Justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed with the "advice and consent" (majority vote) of the Senate. Once appointed, Justices effectively have life tenure, serving "during good Behaviour," which terminates only upon death, resignation, retirement, or conviction on impeachment. The Court meets in Washington, D.C. in the United States Supreme Court Building. The Supreme Court is primarily an appellate court, but it has original jurisdiction over a small range of cases. The Supreme Court is sometimes informally referred to as the High Court, or by the acronym SCOTUS.

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New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop App to Webcast Live Event on Smart Devices; Download and Compatibility details
New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop App to Webcast Live Event on Smart Devices; Download and Compatibility Details

By IBTimes IN

The Times Square ball drop, which has over 100 years of history in the US, has gained tremendous popularity in recent years and, with the advent of social media, it has now grown into a global phenomenon. (Jan 01)

MORE TOPICS: NASA, HILLARY CLINTON, TWITTER, JAPAN, COURT, NEW YORK, SUPREME COURT

Galleon Founder Raj Rajaratnam's Insider Trading Conviction Stands

By IBTimes UK

A US federal appeals court refuses to re-examine May 2011 conviction. (Nov 20)

MORE TOPICS: RAJ RAJARATNAM, SEC, GOLDMAN SACHS, COURT, NEW YORK, SUPREME COURT

Hawaii Governor Abercrombie Signs Same Sex Marriage Bill Into Law

By IBTimes AU

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed the Senate bill legalizing same sex marriage barely a day after its approval. (Nov 14)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, COURT, SUPREME COURT, CONGRESS

Edward Snowden NSA Scandal: Government Seeks to Throw Out Supreme Court Case Against Agency’s Phone Tapping

By IBTimes UK

Justice Department said Supreme Court lacks jurisdiction to consider lawsuit by Electronic Privacy Information Center. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, RUSSIA, SUPREME COURT, LAWSUIT

Argentina on Cusp of Paying $500m to End Disputes With World Bank

By IBTimes UK

Argentinian newspaper reports disputes will be settled at the World Bank arbitration panel (Oct 11)

MORE TOPICS: IMF, COURT, ARGENTINA, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, SUPREME COURT, INVESTMENT

Robert Mugabe Slams Barack Obama for Supporting Gay 'Pigs and Dogs'

By IBTimes UK

Zimbabwe's president says homosexuals are 'worse than pigs and dogs'. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, COURT, ELECTIONS, RELIGION, CIVIL RIGHTS, SENEGAL

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Peta’s Sexiest Vegetarians

By IBTimes UK

Celebrity couple Bell and Shepard beat Anne Hathaway and Bill Clinton for sexiest vegetarian title. (Jun 27)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, COURT, SUPREME COURT

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Defence of Marriage Act as Unconstitutional [VIDEO]

By IBTimes UK

Judges say law restricting marriage to heterosexual couples is unconstitutional. (Jun 27)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, COURT, NEW YORK, ATTORNEY GENERAL, SUPREME COURT, CONGRESS

Madoff Trustee Irving Picard Cannot Sue HSBC or JPMorgan over Ponzi Scam

By IBTimes UK

US court ruling leaves room for appeals to Supreme Court in fight to claw back $30bn. (Jun 21)

MORE TOPICS: HSBC, JPMORGAN CHASE, COURT, NEW YORK, SUPREME COURT, INVESTMENT

Gay Parents Criticised More Harshly than Straight Couples

By IBTimes UK

People found to have double standards when it comes to gay/straight parenting, study finds. (Mar 26, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, COURT, WHITE HOUSE, NEW YORK, SUPREME COURT