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There were several sub-groups of Pharisees

The Sadducee totally ignored the oral law and lived by the written Law only. Well unto the point it would cut their profits and political standing. They were buddies with the Romans.

The full 71 person Sanhedrin was made up from:

A 23 member criminal court was made up from 21 members from the "Chamber of Priests" and "Chamber of Scribes" + the 2 high priests. The 21 members were hand picked by Annas. (Mainly Sadducee family members and business partners)

Jesus stood trial before the that 23 member criminal court.