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Supreme Court justices, by the numbers (and presidents)

Here’s a list of the current justices, ranked by age, how long they’ve been on the court and who appointed them.

In case you’re wondering here, via, 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.

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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.