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Madeline Wahl

Madeline Wahl


Madeline Wahl is a former associate editor and writer at RD.com whose work has appeared on HuffPost, Red Magazine, McSweeney's, Pink Pangea, The Mighty, Golf Channel and Yahoo Lifestyle, among others. More of her writing can be found on her website, madelinehwahl.com.


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The spelling difference is more than a matter of personal preference.

Why Do Justices Wear Black Robes?

We looked back in history to figure out why Supreme Court justices wear black robes—and where the tradition of robes in the courtroom came from.

How Many Justices Are on the Supreme Court?

There's a set number now, but it has fluctuated since the late 18th century.