What does SCOTUS stand for?

Supreme Court of the United States

SCOTUS is an acronym for the Supreme Court of the United States, which is the highest court of justice in the United States. It is commonly used to refer to decisions by the court, judges, or nominees.

The acronym is useful for saving time when speaking or typing about the court, especially in news articles and online. The Supreme Court is occupied by nine justices who are appointed for life by the president (POTUS). When a judge can no longer fill the seat due to health reasons or passing away, his or her seat becomes available. Typically, this is when you will see the acronym's popularity surge because both liberals and conservatives begin arguing who should be appointed.


I hope the SCOTUS decision gets reversed at some point. In my mind, their vote is not in line with the U.S. Constitution
SCOTUS in 2010
SCOTUS in 2010

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Updated February 2, 2017

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