Apr 9, 2017

Who's on the Supreme Court

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With Neil Gorsuch having been confirmed, there are once again nine justices on the Supreme Court. Polls show that most Americans can't name a single justice, so here's a guide to who's on the court and how long they've been there:

Chief Justice
  • John Roberts: 62 years old, nominated by George W Bush in 2005
Associate Justices
  • Anthony Kennedy: 80 years old, nominated by Ronald Reagan in 1988
  • Clarence Thomas: 68 years old, nominated by George H.W. Bush in 1991
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 84 years old, nominated by Bill Clinton in 1993
  • Stephen Breyer: 78 years old, nominated by Bill Clinton in 1994
  • Samuel Alito: 67 years old, nominated by George W Bush in 2006
  • Sonia Sotomayor: 62 years old, nominated by Barack Obama in 2009
  • Elena Kagan: 56 years old, nominated by Barack Obama in 2010
  • Neil Gorsuch: 49 years old, nominated by Donald Trump in 2017

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