Supreme Court justices, by the numbers (and presidents)

In case you’re wondering here, via thegreenpaper.com, is a list of the eight current U.S. Supreme Court justices, ranked by age, also noting the president who appointed them and how long they’ve been on the Supreme Court:

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 82 years, 11 months; Bill Clinton; on court 22 years, five months.

Anthony Kennedy: 79 years, six months; Ronald Reagan; 27 years, 11 months.

Stephen Breyer: 77 years, six months: Clinton, 21 years, six months.

Clarence Thomas: 67 years, seven months: George H.W. Bush; 24 years, three months.

Samuel Alito: 65 years, 10 months; George W. Bush; 10 years.

Sonia Sotomayor: 61 years, seven months; Barack Obama; six years, six months.

John Roberts (chief justice): 61 years; George W. Bush; 10 years, four months.

Elena Kagan: 55 years, nine months; Obama; five years, six months.

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Frank Phelan on 02/16/2016 - 12:00 pm.

    Holy Cow

    There are some old folks on that court! A solid majority can collect Social Security. And with Soviet Politburo-like turnover.

    Eighteen year term limits might not be a bad idea.

  2. Submitted by Pat Berg on 02/16/2016 - 12:31 pm.

    Number of Justices per President

    And here is a list that shows how many Supreme Court Justices were appointed by each President:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States_by_judicial_appointments#Judicial_appointments_by_president

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