Front row, left to right: Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
|Justice||Date of Birth||Appointed by|
|Samuel A. Alito, Jr.||1 Apr 1950 Age: 71 yr 6 mo||George W. Bush|
|Sonia Sotomayor||25 Jun 1954 Age: 67 yr 4 mo||Barack Obama|
|Elena Kagan||28 Apr 1960 Age: 61 yr 6 mo||Barack Obama|
|Neil McGill Gorsuch||29 Aug 1967 Age: 54 yr 2 mo||Donald John Trump|
The number of Justices on the Supreme Court changed six times before settling at the present total of nine in 1869. Since the formation of the Court in 1790, there have been only 17 Chief Justices* and 103 Associate Justices, with Justices serving for an average of 16 years.
|Barrett, Amy Coney||Ginsburg||Sep 29, 2020|
|Kavanaugh, Brett||Kennedy||Jul 10, 2018|
|Gorsuch, Neil M.||Scalia||Feb 1, 2017|
|President Obama, Barack|
He was nominated by President Bill Clinton, and replaced retiring justice Harry Blackmun. Breyer is generally associated with the liberal wing of the Court. After attending Stanford University, Breyer attended the University of Oxford as a Marshall Scholar and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1964.
The Supreme Court as composed October 27, 2020 to present.
Alito, Jr., Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Back row, left to right: Associate Justice Brett M.
The religious composition of the court
And of the 114 justices who have been appointed to the court, 91 have been from various Protestant denominations, 13 have been Catholics and eight have been Jewish.
After the recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest current Supreme Court justice is Stephen Breyer at 82 years of age. Breyer was appointed by President Bill Clinton back in the 90s and has served for over 25 years.
The number of justices serving in the Supreme Court eventually changed six times before 1869, according to the Supreme Court. … There were nine justices in the Supreme Court by the Civil War era. Lincoln added a 10th justice in 1863 to help ensure his anti-slavery measures had support in the courts, History.com added.
George Washington holds the record for most Supreme Court nominations, with 14 nominations (12 of which were confirmed). Making the second-most nominations were Franklin D.
|Name of Justice||Prior Occupations|
|1. William Rehnquist||Asst. U.S. Attorney General|
|2. Lewis Powell||President of the American Bar Ass’n, Private Practice|
|3. Abe Fortas||Private Practice|
|4. Byron White||Deputy U.S. Attorney General|
|Year||Chief Justice||Associate Justices|
73 years (June 23, 1948)
|Chief Justice of the United States|
|Incumbent John Roberts since September 29, 2005|
|Supreme Court of the United States|
|Style||Mr. Chief Justice (informal) Your Honor (within court) The Honorable (formal)|
The United States has been called a Protestant nation by a variety of sources. In 2019, Christians represent 65% of the total adult population, 43% identifying as Protestants, 20% as Catholics, and 2% as Mormons. People with no formal religious identity form 26% of the total population.
The judicial review council investigates complaints of judicial misconduct. If the investigation indicates that there is probable cause that the judge is guilty of misconduct, the council conducts a hearing and makes a recommendation to the supreme court. The supreme court may suspend or remove the judge.
To insulate the federal judiciary from political influence, the Constitution specifies that Supreme Court Justices “shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour.” While the Constitution does not define “good Behaviour,” the prevailing interpretation is that Congress cannot remove Supreme Court Justices from office …
Why does the president rarely get challenged by the Court? The president nominates justices who agree with his approach to executive authority. Supreme Court justices will sometimes ignore their own political leanings or judicial philosophy if they believe the integrity of the institution is at stake.