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What was the smallest USSC number in history?

Right now there are 8 instead of the full nine? Has there ever been 7, 6 or 5? What if a second judge leaves or dies and there are only 7 and Republicans still refuse to comment or confirm an Presidential appointment? What if there were 4, 3, 2, 1 and then finally ZERO. essentially removing the third branch of a balanced government? In 1789 Congress set the number of Judges to 6. 1801 Congress reduced the number to five. 1807 changed it to 7. 1837 went up to 9 to reflect the number of regional circuits.

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Kordell Snowe (kordell70) says

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    bradmasterOCcal 8 months ago

    It really doesn't matter as long as the SCOTUS can make simple majority decisions. It is better that they don't hear cases, they do less damage.

    Can you name more than a hand full of SCOTUS cases that were beneficial to the country and the people?

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bradmasterOCcal says

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 8 months ago

    I think we refer to them as SCOTUS like POTUS

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ptosis says

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