There’s a job out there with a great deal of power, pay, prestige, and near-perfect job-security. And there’s only one way to be hired: get appointed to the US Supreme Court. But how do US Supreme Court Justices actually get that honor? Peter Paccone outlines the difficult process of getting a seat on the highest bench in the country.
Related reading from the History Channel in 2013: 7 Things You Might Not Know About the U.S. Supreme Court, including the fact that “there haven’t always been nine justices on the court.”
And from NPR in 2016: 7 Things To Know About Presidential Appointments To The Supreme Court.Next, watch more from TED-Ed: How to Spot a Misleading Graph and How to Understand Power.