The Supreme Court of the United States is the top judicial tribunal in the nation. The court, which receives about 10,000 cases to evaluate per term, includes the Chief Justice and eight associate justices.The president appoints Supreme Court members, which are approved by the US Senate and serve for life. The court reviews cases filed by state and federal courts and decides which ones it will hear. A full review with oral arguments is granted in about 100 cases each term, with formal written opinions delivered in 80 to 90 cases. Established under the Judiciary Act of 1789, the Supreme Court began reviewing cases in 1790 in the Merchants Exchange Building in New York City, the former US capital.