The Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States is an officer of the Supreme Court. The Clerk of the Supreme Court is responsible for overseeing filings with the Court and maintaining its records. The position of clerk was authorized by Congress on September 24, 1789. The purpose of creation of the post was to enter and record all the orders, decrees, judgments and proceedings of the said court.
The Judicial Code provides that the Clerk is appointed, and may be removed, by order of the Supreme Court. The Clerk’s duties are prescribed by the statute and by Supreme Court Rule 1, and by the Court’s customs and practices.
The Clerk of the Supreme Court is a court clerk and the Clerk’s Office is responsible for maintaining the dockets and records of the Court. The Clerk is a statutory officer of the Court.