Barack Obama’s supreme court
There are a number of similarities that can be found among the current Supreme Court Justices. The only member of Barack Obama’s Supreme Court who did not serve as a judge is Justice Elena Kagan. Justice Clarence Tomas and Justice Sonia Sotomayor are the only members of Barack Obama’s Supreme Court who have not served as professors at law schools.
Chief Justice John Roberts
Chief Justice John Roberts was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2005 by President George W. Bush. John G. Roberts graduated from Harvard Law School. He served as a Judge on the D.C. Circuit Court. Before becoming Chief Justice, John Roberts had previously been nominated to serve as an Associate justice.
Justice Antonin Scalia
Justice Antonin Scalia is the longest service Supreme Court Justice. Justice Scalia was appointed to the Court in 1986 by Ronald Reagan. Justice Antonin Scalia served on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Justice Scalia graduated from Harvard Law School.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Justice Anthony Kennedy earned his Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy has continued to serve as a Professor of Constitutional Law at the McGeorge School of Law intermittently since 1965.
Justice Clarence Thomas
Justice Clarence Thomas is near the top of the list of Supreme Court justices who have attracted the highest degree of controversy, in Justice Thomas’s case due to allegations of sexual misconduct. Justice Clarence was appointed to the Supreme Court by President George H.W. Bush in 1991, after earning his degree from Yale Law School.
Justice ruth bader ginsburg
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the oldest member of the Supreme Court. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993. She attended Harvard Law School, but earned her Bachelor of Laws from Columbia Law School, and was granted honorary Doctors of Laws degrees from Willamette University and Princeton University.
Justice Stephen Breyer
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1994. He earned a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Harvard Law School. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer had previous experience as a judge due to his service on the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, including four years as Chief Judge.
Justice Samuel Alito
Justice Samuel Alito was appointed to the Court by President George W. Bush. Samuel A. Alito, Jr. graduated from Yale Law School. Samuel Alito stated in his college yearbook that he would “eventually warm a seat on the Supreme Court.” Samuel A. Alito, Jr. faced a controversial nomination process.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s biography reveals a varied life experience. Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s biography indicates when nominated to a position on a lower court her nomination was delayed into the following calendar year, 1991 into 1992 when President George H.W. Bush appointed her to the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, and 1997 into 1998 when nominated for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit by President Clinton. Her appointment to the Supreme Court by President Obama in 2009 did not face such a delay.
Justice Elena Kagan
Justice Elena Kagan developed her legal experience as a law professor. Justice Elena Kagan earned her Law degree from Harvard Law School, where she would later become the dean. She was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Obama in 2010.