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.

Justices' Health Issues through the Years – February 7, 2019

Supreme Court justices are appointed to the bench for a lifetime term, and this can raise questions about term limits and fitness to serve when they experience health issues. In this Court Report, Court expert Kenneth Jost considers situations where justices have defiantly held their positions despite illness as well as times when justices have been forced into early retirement.