|| From the origins of the court to modern practical mattersincluding the federal judiciary system, the Supreme Court's session schedule, and the argument, decision, and appeal processthis resource provides detailed answers on all aspects of the Supreme Court. Exploring the social, cultural, and political atmosphere in which judges are nominated and serve, this guide book answers questions such as When did the tradition of nine justices on the bench begin? When did the practice of hiring law clerks to assist with legal research and writing begin? and How do cases reach the Supreme Court? Details on historic decisionsincluding Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, Miranda v. Arizona, and Bush v. Goreaccompany a thorough history of all 17 Supreme Court Chief Justices.