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As of 2011, Senior Justice Antonin Scalia has served the longest tenure of the current justices. President Reagan appointed Scalia to the Court on September 26, 1986; as of that date in 2012, he will have been on the Supreme Court bench for 26 years.
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What US Supreme Court justice had the longest tenure?

William Orville Douglas was the-longest serving member ofthe Court, with a tenure of 36 years, 209 days. He was appointed byPresident Roosevelt in 1939 and retired in 1975. He was also knownto be a member of the Democratic Party.

How old are the current US Supreme Court justices?

Here's a list of the current Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Chief Justice John Glover Roberts, Jr. is 62 (DOB: 27 January,1955). Justice Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg is 84 (DOB: 15 March, 1933). Justice Anthony McLeod Kennedy is 80 (DOB: 23 July, 1936). Justice Stephen Gerald Breyer is 78 (DOB: 14 August 1938). Justice Clarence Thomas is 68 (DOB: 23 June, 1948). Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. is 67 (DOB: 1 April, 1950). Justice Sonia Sotomayor is 62 (DOB: 25 June, 1954). Justice Elena Kagan is 56 (DOB: 28 April, 1960). Justice Neil Gorsuch is 49 (DOB: August 29, 1967). [Ages updated as of April 7, 2017]

Which recently retired US Supreme Court justice served one of the longest tenures in history?

Born April 20, 1920, the 90-year-old Justice John Paul Stevens is currently the Senior Associate Justice on the Court, and has served under three Chief Justices (Warren E. Burger, William H. Rehnquist, and John G. Roberts). If Justice Stevens retires at the end of June 2010 as planned, he will have been a member of the High Court for 34 years, 205 days, one of the longest tenures in the Court's history. William O. Douglas was the-longest serving member of the Court, with a tenure of 36 years, 209 days. He was appointed by President Roosevelt in 1939 and retired in 1975.

How was the US Supreme Court created and how many Justices served on it?

The US Constitution , adopted on September 17, 1787, and ratified by the states on June 21, 1788, established a framework for the institution and construction of the United States government. The original document consists of a Preamble and seven Articles that describe the form of the working government, as well as the delegation and limitation of powers. Article III of the Constitution provides for the creation of a Judicial branch (a court system, specifically including the Supreme Court), as well as the general responsibilities and powers vested in this branch, but left the specific implementation and details to Congress (the Legislative branch). Article III: . Section 1. The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services, a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office. Section 2. The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority;--to all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls;--to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction;--to controversies to which the United States shall be a party;--to controversies between two or more states;--between a state and citizens of another state;--between citizens of different states;--between citizens of the same state claiming lands under grants of different states, and between a state, or the citizens thereof, and foreign states, citizens or subjects. In all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and those in which a state shall be party, the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction. In all the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make. The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the state where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any state, the trial shall be at such place or places as the Congress may by law have directed. Section 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court. . The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted. . The first bill enacted in the U.S. Congress was the Judiciary Act of 1789 , legislature that established the federal court system, including the US Supreme Court. The Act called for a total of six members, a Chief Justice and five Associate Justices, who were officially headquartered in the nation's capitol. Congress divided the country into three judicial "circuits," the Eastern, Middle, and Southern, that were further subdivided into 13 districts. The original Justices had to "ride the circuit," making the rounds to each of the districts to hear cases twice per year (when Chief Justice John Jay threatened to resign due to the grueling schedule, Congress reduced the Circuit rounds in 1793 to once year). This practice continued until the late 19th-century. The first Court was supposed to assemble at the Royal Exchange Building on the corner of Broad and Water Streets in New York City (the temporary U.S. Capital from 1783-1790) on February 1, 1790, but transportation problems delayed the initial meeting by one day, so the first session actually began on February 2, 1790. The original Court was unremarkable. Failing to understand or delineate their role as a branch of the government, they declined to challenge Congress on Constitutional issues or to hear cases of any importance. The original Justices were: Chief Justice: John Jay, New York Associate Justices: John Rutledge, South Carolina William Cushing, Massachusetts James Wilson, Pennsylvania John Blair, Virginia James Iredell, North Carolina . The Court remained weak until President John Adams appointed Chief Justice John Marshall to the bench in 1801, at which time the Judicial branch assumed a more prominent role in shaping the government.

Who is the youngest US Supreme Court justice currently serving?

Justice Elena Kagan , born April 28, 1960, is the youngest member of the sitting court, at 50 years old . Chief Justice John G. Roberts, born January 27, 1955, is 55 years old (2010); Justice Sonia Sotomayor, born June 25, 1954, is 56 years old.

When were the current US Supreme Court justices appointed?

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr..............GWBush...............2005 Associate Justices by Year Antonin Scalia.....................Reagan................1986 Anthony Kennedy.................Reagan................1988 Clarence Thomas.................GHWBush.............1991 Ruth Bader Ginsburg............Clinton.................1993 Stephen Breyer...................Clinton.................1994 Samuel Alito.......................GWBush...............2006 Sonia Sotomayor.................Obama.................2009 Elena Kagan........................Obama................2010

Who is the current US Supreme Court justice from New Jersey?

President George W. Bush appointed Justice Samuel Alito , a New Jersey native, to the US Supreme Court in 2006. He is an incumbent on the bench.

Who is currently the most conservative US Supreme Court Justice?

Clarence Thomas , a Republican nominated by George H. W. Bush in 1991, is considered the most conservative, with Antonin Scalia , a 1986 Reagan nominee, running a close second. Thomas has strong Libertarian leanings, supporting state's rights and taking an orthodox approach toward interpreting the Constitution. Scalia is considered an "originalist" in his thinking, meaning he considers the intention of those who framed and amended the Constitution in his interpretations. For more information, see Related Questions, below.

Who was the longest-serving US Supreme Court Justice in history?

William O. Douglas was the-longest serving member of the Court, with a tenure of 36 years, 209 days. He was appointed by President Roosevelt in 1939 and retired in 1975. Douglas survived two impeachment attempts during his time on the bench. In 1953, Representative Wheeler, furious that Douglas granted a temporary stay of execution on the infamous Rosenberg spy case, introduced H.R. 290 in an attempt to impeach Douglas. The Resolution was referred to the House Judiciary Committee, where it was killed the next day. In 1970, then-House Minority Leader Gerald Ford conducted an investigation into both William Douglas' and fellow Justice Abe Fortas' financial situations. Fortas was forced to resign, and Ford moved to impeach Douglas. Unable to find proof of criminal misconduct, Ford instead attacked Douglas' defense of the "pornographic" movie I am Curious (Yellow) and an article he had written for a Folk Music magazine that was published by a man who had served a prison term for distributing pornography. The House recognized the frivolous nature of Ford's action, and ceased proceedings.

Who was the longest serving Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court?

John Marshall was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. He served 34 years and five months, from February 4th, 1801, until his death on July 6, 1835, making him the longest-serving Chief Justice of the United States in history. Marshall was Secretary of State under President John Adams, both members of the Federalist party. When Adams lost the 1800 election to Democratic-Republicans Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, he realized the Federalist party was losing power. In an effort to ensure their continued influence in government, Adams quickly nominated Marshall to the Office of Chief Justice (a position initially declined by John Jay, who had served as the nation's first Chief Justice). Adams also exploited provisions of the recently passed Judiciary Act of 1801 by nominating 58 Federalists to new judicial positions in the final days of his Presidency. These men later became known as the "Midnight Judges" for their last-minute appointments. One of the judges, William Marbury, soon became the center of one of the US Supreme Court's early landmark cases, in which Marshall formally established the Supreme Court's right of judicial review (for more information on Marbury v. Madison, (1803), see Related Links, below). Marshall is considered by many to be the most influential Chief Justice in the Court's history.

What current US Supreme Court Justice was born in California?

Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy was born in Sacramento. . Associate Justice Stephen Breyer was born in San Francisco.

What is the current salary of the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court?

Answer As of 2010, the Chief Justice of the United States receives an annual salary of $223,500 , and the Associate Justices receive annual salaries of $213,900.

Which US Supreme Court justice served from 1902-1932?

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., son of the famous writer and physician by the same name. Holmes, a graduate of Harvard Law School, was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902, and approved unanimously by the Senate on December 4 of that year. He served on the bench until 1932. Holmes was well-known for his short, oft-quoted, and well-written opinions, which were frequently in dissent with the majority opinion. For this reason, his contemporaries referred to him as "The Great Dissenter," a label that has been applied to several justices over the years.

Who is currently the Senior Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court?

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia became Senior Associate Justice upon Justice Stevens' retirement on June 30, 2010.

Who are all the justices who served on the US Supreme Court?

Answer: As of Elena Kagan's confirmation on August 7, 2010, there have been a total of 112 justices since the court first convened in February 1790. Of those, 17 have been Chief Justices, and 95 have been Associate Justices. For a list of all past and current Justices, see Related Links, below.

How long have the current US Supreme Court justices served?

(from time of taken oath to expected 2011 anniversary) . Scalia, Antonin - 25 years . Kennedy, Anthony M. - 23 years . Thomas, Clarence - 20 years . Ginsburg, Ruth Bader - 18 years . Breyer, Stephen G. - 17 years . Alito, Samuel A., Jr. - 6 years . Roberts, John G., Jr. (chief justice) - 6 years . Sotomayor, Sonia - 2 years (new) . Kagan, Elena - 1 years (new)

Which Chief Justice served on the US Supreme Court longest?

Chief Justice John Marshall , who served on the Court from 1801-1835, had the longest term by far at 34+ years . When Federalist John Adams nominated Marshall to the Court, after losing the 1800 Presidential election to Democratic-Republican Thomas Jefferson, members of the Federalist party dominated the judiciary. Although Thomas Jefferson was able to replace three of six justices during his Presidential term, two of the three adopted Marshall's style of jurisprudence and voted with him on most decisions. Although opposition to Marshall's perspective grew toward the end of his career as different political parties gained power and the Federalists faded, Marshall's keen mind and strong personality ensured he remained the dominant power on the Court throughout his life. Marshall's opinions in cases like Marbury v. Madison, (1803), Fletcher v. Peck, (1810), and McCulloch v. Maryland, (1819), firmly established the doctrines of judicial review and federal supremacy such that his influence is still felt today.

Who is the second youngest US Supreme Court justice currently serving?

in 2009, Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the second youngest justice at 56; Chief Justice John Roberts is the youngest at 54.

Who was President when Justice O'Connor served on the US Supreme Court?

President Ronald Reagan appointed Justice O'Connor to the US Supreme Court in 1981, during his first term of office. She retired from the Court in 2006, after serving during Presidents George HW Bush , Bill Clinton , and first George W. Bush administrations.

Who is the current Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court?

Chief Justice of the United States is John Glover Roberts, Jr. Former President George W. Bush nominated Roberts as Chief Justiceof the United States, to succeed the late Chief Justice William H.Rehnquist, who died in office in 2005. Important Note 1: Although most people think this office is Chief Justice of theSupreme Court, the official title is Chief Justice of the UnitedStates (28 USC § 1). The sixth Chief Justice, Salmon Chase,suggested the title change to emphasize the Supreme Court's role asa coequal branch of government.. Note 2:. Unlike other positions with "term limits", the Chief Justice of theUnited States is considered a lifelong position. The Chief Justicemay serve until he or she retires or dies, or otherwise vacates theappointment. . John Glover Roberts , Jr. (born January 27, 1955) is the 17th and current Chief Justice of the United States.

How many current US Supreme Court justices are Catholic?

As of September 2009, six of the nine US Supreme Court justices are Catholic. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr..................................Roman Catholic Justice Antonin Scalia................................................Roman Catholic Justice Anthony Kennedy............................................Roman Catholic Justice Clarence Thomas............................................Roman Catholic Justice Samuel Alito..................................................Roman Catholic Justice Sonia Sotomayor............................................Roman Catholic For more information, see Related Questions, below.

Do US Supreme Court justices serve for life?

Yes, US Supreme Court justices receive a lifetime appointment, as long as they don't commit any impeachable offenses. This means they're entitled to serve for life, not that they're obligated to do so. Prior to the mid-20th century, most justices died in office; now, more retire.

Who is the 111th justice serving on the US Supreme Court?

Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the 111th justice. Barack Obama nominated Sotomayor to replace Justice David Souter, who retired in June 2009. She received her Senate confirmation on August 6 and was sworn in on August 8, 2009.

Who had the longest tenure as Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court?

Chief Justice John Marshall served from 1801 until his death in 1835, a tenure of 34 years, the long in the Supreme Court's history. When Federalist John Adams nominated Marshall to the Court, after losing the 1800 Presidential election to Democratic-Republican Thomas Jefferson, members of the Federalist party dominated the judiciary. Although Thomas Jefferson was able to replace three of six justices during his Presidential term, two of the three adopted Marshall's style of jurisprudence and voted with him on most decisions. Although opposition to Marshall's perspective grew toward the end of his career as different political parties gained power and the Federalists faded, Marshall's keen mind and strong personality ensured he remained the dominant power on the Court throughout his life. Marshall's opinions in cases like Marbury v. Madison, (1803), Fletcher v. Peck, (1810), and McCulloch v. Maryland, (1819), firmly established the doctrines of judicial review and federal supremacy such that his influence is still felt today.

On what US Court of Appeals Circuit Courts did each of the current US Supreme Court justices serve?

Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr...............US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Justice Antonin Scalia.........................US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Justice Anthony Kennedy.....................US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit Justice Clarence Thomas.....................US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg................US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Justice Stephen Breyer........................US Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit Justice Samuel Alito...........................US Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit Justice Sonia Sotomayor.....................US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit Justice Elena Kagan............................N/A

Who do US Supreme Court justices serve?

US Supreme Court justices are employed by the Federal government and take an Oath to uphold the Constitution. Technically, the serve the rule of law, not the government or the people.

Which current US Supreme Court justice has no judicial experience?

All of the justices of the sitting Court, except Elena Kagan , have prior judicial experience on the US Courts of Appeals Circuit Courts. Justice Sotomayor also served as a US District Court judge prior to her elevation to the Second Circuit. Although not a legal or constitutional requirement, the trend over the last 40 years has been toward appointing potential future Supreme Court justices to judicial panels on the Circuits for several years to help develop judicial experience and create a record of jurisprudence. This information is later evaluated during the nomination and appointment process.

How long do US Supreme Court justices serve?

Supreme Court justices hold office "during good behavior," which means they are appointed for life unless they commit an impeachable offense. Justices remain on the Court until they retire, resign or die.

Who are the current Justices of the US Supreme Court?

The Current Justices of the US Supreme Court: John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2003. President George W. Bush nominated him as Chief Justice of the United States, and he took his seat on September 29, 2005. Antonin Scalia , Associate Justice, was appointed Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1982. President Reagan nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat September 26, 1986. Anthony M. Kennedy , Associate Justice, was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1975. President Reagan nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat February 18, 1988. Clarence Thomas , Associate Justice, became a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1990. President Bush nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat October 23, 1991. Ruth Bader Ginsburg , Associate Justice, was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. President Clinton nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat August 10, 1993. Stephen G. Breyer , Associate Justice, served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and as its Chief Judge, 1990-1994. He also served as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States, 1990-1994, and of the United States Sentencing Commission, 1985-1989. President Clinton nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat August 3, 1994. Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. , Associate Justice, was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1990. President George W. Bush nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat on January 31, 2006. Sonia Sotomayor , Associate Justice, served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1998-2009. President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role on August 8, 2009. Elena Kagan , Associate Justice, was nominated to the position of US Solicitor General by President Obama in 2009. She served as Associate White House Counsel under the Clinton Administration from 1995-1999. Kagan, an expert on Constitutional Law, was a former law professor and Dean of Harvard Law School. President Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 2010.

Can a US president serve as an US Supreme Court justice?

A US president cannot hold two government positions at the sametime, nor can any other federal government official. Only oneformer US President has gone on to serve on the Supreme Court:William Howard Taft was Chief Justice from 1921-1930.

How many justices served on the first US Supreme Court?

Answer Six justices (one Chief Justice and five Associate Justices) were appointed in September 1789, and convened for the first time at the Royal Exchange Building in New York City on February 2, 1790. Explanation The first bill enacted in the U.S. Congress was the Judiciary Act of 1789, legislation that established the federal court system, including the US Supreme Court. The Act called for a total of six members, a Chief Justice and five Associate Justices, who were officially headquartered in the nation's capitol. President Washington nominated the first six justices, and the Senate confirmed his nominations within a few days, in September 1789. The first Court was supposed to assemble at the Royal Exchange Building in New York City (the temporary U.S. Capital from 1783-1790) on February 1, 1790, but transportation problems delayed the initial meeting by one day, so the first session actually began on February 2, 1790. Chief Justice: John Jay, New York Associate Justices: John Rutledge, South Carolina William Cushing, Massachusetts James Wilson, Pennsylvania John Blair, Virginia James Iredell, North Carolina

Which current US Supreme Court justices are Jewish?

Ruth Bader Ginsberg , Stephen G. Breyer , and Elena Kagan are the Jewish justices on the current Roberts Court. Only eight justices in the history of the Court have been Jewish. . Louis D. Brandeis . Benjamin N. Cardozo . Felix Frankfurter . Arthur J. Goldberg . Abe Fortas . Ruth Bader Ginsburg . Stephen Breyer . Elena Kagan

Was John Marshall the longest serving justice on the Supreme Court?

No. Justice William O. Douglas served more than 36 years on the US Supreme Court, and has the distinction of being the longest-serving justice. John Marshall was the longest-serving Chief Justice, marking more than 34 years on the bench (1801-1835).

What current US Supreme Court Justices were never judges?

All of the members of the current Court, with the exception of the 112th Justice, Elena Kagan , had judicial experience on the US Courts of Appeals Circuit Courts prior to being elevated to the US Supreme Court. For more information, see Related Questions, below.

What US Supreme Court justice served from 1990-2009?

President GHW Bush appointed Justice David Souter to succeed William J. Brennan, Jr., in 1990. Souter retired in 2009 and was replaced by Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Where were the nine current US Supreme Court justices born?

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr..........Buffalo, NY................January 27, 1955 Associate Justices Antonin Scalia.................Trenton, NJ................March 11, 1936 Anthony Kennedy.............Sacramento, CA.........July 23, 1936 Clarence, Thomas............Pin Point, GA..............June 23, 1948 Ruth Bader Ginsburg........Brooklyn, NY..............March 15, 1933 Stephen Breyer................San Francisco, CA.......August 15, 1938 Samuel Alito....................Trenton, NJ................April 11, 1950 Sonia Sotomayor..............Bronx, NY..................June 25, 1954 Elena Kagan....................New York City, NY........April 28, 1960

How old were the current US Supreme Court justices when they were appointed?

Chief Justice John G. Roberts..........50 Justice Antonin Scalia....................50 Justice Anthony Kennedy................51 Justice Clarence Thomas................43 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...........60 Justice Steven Breyer....................56 Justice Samuel Alito......................55 Justice Sonia Sotomayor................55 Justice Elena Kagan.......................50

How many years can a US Supreme Court justice serve?

According to Article III of the US Constitution, Supreme Court justices serve " during good behavior ," which means " for life " or until they choose to resign or retire, as long as they don't commit an impeachable offense (bad behavior). Only one US Supreme Court Justice, Samuel Chase, has been impeached, allegedly for letting his political ideology to affect the quality of his decisions. The US House of Representatives voted to impeach Chase in 1804, but he was acquitted at his Senate trial and remained on the bench until his death in 1811. Article III, Section 1 "The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services a Compensation which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office."

How many are currently serving as justices on the supreme court in the US in 2011?

Except when there is a vacancy, there are always nine justices on the U. S. Supreme Court.

Who is currently the oldest US Supreme Court justice?

As of May 2011, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is oldest at 78 (March 15, 1933).

Who nominated the justice who has been on the US Supreme Court longest?

President Ronald Reagan nominated senior Justice Antonin Scalia to the US Supreme Court in 1986. Justice Scalia will have served 25 years on September 26, 2011.

How many justice are currently on the US supreme court?

The US Supreme court is currently comprised of 1 Chief Justice and 8 Associate Justices - for a total of 9 justices. Article III of the United States Constitution gives Congress the authority to set the number of justices. The Judiciary Act of 1789 set the number at six justices. As the nation grew in size, more circuit courts were created and Congress added justices to correspond with the growing number of judicial circuits: seven in 1807, nine in 1837, and ten in 1863. In 1866, Congress passed an act providing that the next three justices to retire would not be replaced, which would thin the bench to seven justices by attrition. One seat was removed in 1866 and a second in 1867. Before a third justice retired, the Circuit Judges Act of 1869 returned the number of justices to nine, and it has remained at 9 ever since. In 1937 President Franklin D. Roosevelt was getting frustrated with the Supreme Court ruling that many of his programs were unconstitutional and attempted to convince Congress to expand the size of the court by appointing one additional justice for each incumbent justice who reached the age of 70 years 6 months and refused retirement, up to a maximum of 15 justices. He suggested that the additional justices would lighten the load on the most elderly justices, but his real motivation was quite transparent and the proposal went down in flames when voted upon by Congress.

Who is the oldest by age current justice of the US Supreme Court?

Justice Ruth Ginsburg a liberal is the oldest at 80 years old. If she does not retire while Obama is President and Romney becomes President, she dies, we will have the most republican and conservative in history! Woman need to consider their Presidential choice very carefully!

How many justices are on the US Supreme Court and how long do they serve?

There are nine justices , including the Chief Justice, on the US Supreme Court. According to Article III of the Constitution, justices serve "during good behavior," meaning as long as they don't commit an impeachable offense. For practical purposes, Supreme Court justices are considered to have lifetime appointments.

How many Justices does the US Supreme Court currently have?

The Supreme Court is to have 9 justices serving at all times. 8 of them are justices and 1 serves as the Chief Justice.

Who nominates US Supreme Court justices and how long do they serve?

US Supreme Court justices are nominated by the President of the United States. Justices who are confirmed by the Senate serve for life, unless impeached.

Which of the current US Supreme Court justices has served the shortest?

Justice Elena Kagan has served the shortest time on the Supreme Court. She was confirmed in 2010 after Justice John Paul Stevens retired.

Who served as a US Supreme Court Justice after being president?

That would be William Howard Taft, who was not just a Justice, but the Chief Justice.

Who are currently the nine us supreme court justices?

Supreme Court Justices (May 2014): John G. Roberts Antonin Scalia Anthony M. Kennedy Clarence Thomas Ruth Bader Ginsburg Stephen G. Breyer Samuel Anthony Alito Sonia Sotomayor Elena Kagan Sandra Day O'Connor David H. Souter John Paul Stevens

Which man served as chief justice of US supreme court?

17 men have served as Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court: . John Jay (September 26, 1789-June 29, 1795) . John Rutledge (June 30, 1795-December 28, 1795) . Oliver Ellsworth (March 8, 1796-December 15, 1800) . John Marshall (February 4, 1801-July 6, 1835) . Roger B. Taney (March 28, 1836-October 12, 1864) . Salmon P. Chase (December 15, 1864-May 7, 1873) . Morrison Waite (March 4, 1874-March 23, 1888) . Melville Fuller (October 8, 1888-July 4, 1910) . Edward Douglass White (December 19, 1910-May 19, 1921) . William Howard Taft (July 11, 1921-February 3, 1930) . Charles Evans Hughes (February 24, 1930-June 30, 1941) . Harlan F. Stone (July 3, 1941-April 22, 1946) . Fred M. Vinson (June 24, 1946-September 8, 1953) . Earl Warren (October 5, 1953-June 23, 1969) . Warren E. Burger (June 23, 1969-September 26, 1986) . William Rehnquist (September 26, 1986-September 3, 2005) . John Roberts (September 29, 2005-present ... as of January2017)