GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz says he believes Supreme Court will find President Obama's immigration actions violated law; says he is proud Texas is 'leading the charge' against president's immigration actions - Reuters
White House on Supreme Court case on immigration: 'Like millions of families across this country - immigrants who want to be held accountable, to work on the books, to pay taxes, and to contribute to our society openly and honestly - we are pleased that the Supreme Court has decided to review the immigration case'
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on immigration case: 'We cannot perpetuate a broken immigration system that tears apart families and fails to meet the needs of our country. Democrats are confident that the Supreme Court will recognize the legality and necessity of the President's executive actions for immigrant families'
The Supreme Court of the United States (colloquially known as "SCOTUS") is the highest federal court of the United States. Established pursuant to Article III of the United States Constitution in 1789, it has ultimate (and largely discretionary) appellate jurisdiction over all federal courts and over state court cases involving issues of federal law, plus original jurisdiction over a small range of cases. In the legal system of the United States, the Supreme Court is the final interpreter of federal constitutional law, although it may only act within the context of a case in which it has jurisdiction.
The Court consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and eight associate justices who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Once appointed, justices have life tenure unless they resign, retire, take senior status, or are removed after impeachment (though no justice has ever been removed). In modern discourse, the justices are often categorized as having conservative, moderate, or liberal philosophies of law and of judicial interpretation. Each justice has one vote, and while many cases are decided unanimously, many of the highest profile cases often expose ideological beliefs that track with those philosophical or political categories. The Court meets in the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C.