Though the “judicial branch,” which once was lost on whitehouse.gov, has now been found, it has been compromised, not in a beautiful way. For example, court-packing might be just around the corner. The number of Supreme Court justices is not specified in the Constitution, as the site notes correctly. It also notes that the current number of nine justices, established by act of Congress, has “only been in place since 1869.” Only? Ominous?
And regarding the Supreme Court, “since justices do not have to run or campaign for re-election, they are thought to be insulated from political pressure when deciding cases.” “Thought to be”–that was then.