What does the Supreme Court do?
The ultimate judicial power of the USA is vested in the Supreme Court and it decides on cases affecting the entire country.
The court has the final say on the most contencious and important rules in the land.
Also, the Supreme Court has been instrumental in passing abortion laws, gay marriage laws, healthcare acts and laws regarding equal rights.
Also, it has the final ruling on appeals for executions.
Cases are brought to the court if they are appealed from lower courts, and they only deal with issues that are usually of national interest.
RBG was originally appointed in 1993 by then-president Bill Clinton, and justices are appointed by a president when one either retires or dies.