What does Associate Justice mean?

Associate Justice meaning in Legal Dictionary

n. a member of the U.S. Supreme court-appointed because of the President and confirmed because of the U.S. Senate. You can find eight Associate Justices and something Chief Justice. They offer for a lifetime or until voluntary retirement or treatment after being found guilty after impeachment. (only 1 was previously charged (1805) and he ended up being acquitted.)

Sentence Examples with the word Associate Justice

After serving in the Maryland convention which ratified for that state the Federal Constitution, and there vigorously opposing ratification, though afterwards he was an ardent Federalist, he became in 1791 chief judge of the Maryland general court, which position he resigned in 1796 for that of an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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