Featured VideoApril 15, 2010
Fiscal Year 2011 Supreme Court Budget
Justices Breyer and Thomas testified about the proposed fiscal year 2011 budget for the U.S. Supreme Court. In his opening remarks Justice Thomas said major portions of the requested five percent increase were due to the Supreme Court’s modernization project and additional security personnel. The justices responded to questions on topics including the Supreme Court case load; cameras in the court; the diversity of law clerks, justices, and vendors; deciding what cases are heard and who testifies; granting stays of execution; and possible rulings on the recent health care legislation.
The hearing began with Chairman Serrano honoring Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who integrated baseball when he joined the major leagues on April 15, 1947.