Supreme Court justices have long struggled to keep track of their legal work, and the latest problems come after the court’s second term ended.
Justice Elena Kagan has a backlog of nearly 10,000 cases.
While the justices often have a backlog in the courtroom, there is no such thing as a perfect system.
There are many cases that go untransmitted.
The vast majority of cases are still pending.
The court is split on how many judges the justices should have, as well as whether the court should have one judge for each party, or one judge per case.
It was only last week that Justice Clarence Thomas appeared on CNN to defend his choice of a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on February 1st.
He said, “I think the court has done a very good job, I think there’s a lot of good judges on the court and that’s why I want to have one justice for each side.”
But in recent months, the Supreme Court has been dealing with more than one major case in the same case.
The latest came last week in the case of a transgender woman who was denied a job as a teacher in Virginia.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor had said in a speech in June that the court was “determined to give equal treatment to transgender people.”
The court is currently split on whether to allow a transgender person to serve as a judge, but has yet to make a decision on whether that should be possible.