Supreme Court

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Fact Tank | Oct 7, 2019

The Supreme Court holds a unique place in American government. Sitting justices have lifetime tenure and can influence public policy long after the presidents who nominated them – and the senators who confirmed them – have departed.

Here are five facts about the Supreme Court, based on surveys and other recent research by Pew Research Center.

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