Supreme Court: final arbiter of justice in the United States

Washington (AFP) – In a cavernous building across from the US Capitol, the Supreme Court sits as the final arbiter on fundamental American legal matters, which can include minority and LGBTQ rights, racism, the death penalty and electoral controversies.Created under Article III of the Constitution, the court consists of a chief justice and eight associate justices — all of whom are appointed for life.The death on Friday of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, anchor of the court’s liberal faction, could give President Donald Trump a chance to lock in a conservative majority for decades to come.Though Democra…

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