June 19, 2006, Chief Justice John G. Roberts of the
United States Supreme Court accepted the nomination of John F.
Renner, New Jersey Lawyer, to the Bar of the Court.
The ceremony took place at the United States Supreme
Court in Washington, D.C. in the main courtroom which is
United States Supreme Court originates in Article III,
Paragraph 1, of the Constitution which provides that
"[t]he judiciary Power of the United States, shall be
vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior
Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and
establish." The Court was created in
accordance with this provision and by authority of the
Judiciary Act of September 24, 1789 and was organized on February
Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of the United
States and such number of Associate Justices as
may be fixed by Congress. The number of Associate
Justices is currently fixed at eight. Power to
nominate the Justices is vested in the President of the
United States and appointments are made with the advice
and consent of the Senate.