History and Cases Shaping a Nation

Welcome to the CQ Press Supreme Court Collection, a destination for authoritative information and data on cases, justices, and the history and power of the U.S. Supreme Court. Researchers will find the data and tools to answer questions about justices and their opinions and behavior.

The latest Supreme Court news and analysis from legal affairs expert Kenneth Jost.

Is Eight Enough? – November 3, 2016

In his latest Court Report, legal scholar and journalist Kenneth Jost examines one scholar’s proposal to limit the number of Supreme Court justices to eight. In analyzing the effects of such a plan, Jost also traces the history of the Court’s growing and shrinking bench.