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The U.S. Supreme court currently consists of nine judges on lifetime appointments to confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Here is some background on those who are currently on the high court.
Chief Justice John Roberts
Roberts earned both his Bachelor’s and law degrees from Harvard. Before the judge began career, he worked in the Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush administration, then worked in private practice. Prior to joining the Supreme court he was appointed to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals by President George W. Bush in 2003. Bush, then the Supreme court appointed him in 2005, takes the post of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, for whom he previously worked as a clerk.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ginsburg earned her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, then attended Harvard Law and received her law degree from Columbia Law School. She went on to serve as a law professor at Rutgers University School of Law and Columbia Law School. She was also general counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union. Ginsburg was appointed to the DC circuit in 1980 by President Jimmy Carter and the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993.
Justice Stephen Breyer
Breyer clerked for Supreme court justice Arthur Goldberg in 1964, before going on to teach administrative law as a professor at Harvard University. Breyer, of the completion of his studies at Stanford, before he the study of law at Harvard University, was an assistant special Prosecutor in the Watergate case and served on the First Circuit Court of Appeals from 1980 to 1994, when President Clinton nominated him for the Supreme court.
Justice Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, appointed by President George H. W. Bush, sits with other judges of the Supreme court for a group portrait of the Supreme Court Building in Washington, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Thomas was in the service of the Supreme court since 1991, after he was appointed by President George H. W. Bush. Previously, he was a member of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals for a year. A graduate of Holy cross University and Yale Law School, Thomas worked in the Reagan administration before joining the Bank, worked as Assistant Secretary for civil rights in the U.S. Department of Education, the then Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Justice Elena Kagan
Kagan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Princeton, before a scholarship at Oxford. They then made a law degree from Harvard University and spent some time in private practice and a professor of law at the University of Chicago, before a member of the Clinton administration as Deputy White House counsel and Deputy assistant to the Domestic Policy Council. Then she taught and served as Dean of the Harvard Law School before President Barack Obama chose the U.S. attorney General in 2009. Obama nominated her for the Supreme court in 2010.
Justice Samuel Alito
FILE – In this 7. March 2019, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito testifies before the House Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file)
Alito, a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School, was the U.S. attorney for the district of New Jersey before the third Circuit Court of Appeals by President George H. W. Bush in 1990. He joined the Supreme Court in 2006 after his appointment by President George W. Bush.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Another Princeton and Yale Law alum, Sotomayor of the U.S. District Court, was nominated for the Southern district of New York by President George H. W. Bush in 1991 and served there from 1992 to 1998, when she was elected to serve President Clinton to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2009, the appeal to the Supreme court by President Obama followed.
Justice Neil From Gorsuch
From gorsuch graduated from Columbia, studied at Oxford and earned his law degree at Harvard University. He worked in private practice from 1995-2005, then the Ministry worked in the judiciary until 2006, when he was appointed to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals by President George W. Bush. From gorsuch also taught at the University of Colorado Law School. President Trump nominated him to the Supreme court in the year 2017.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh
Kavanagh earned both his bachelor’s degree and his JD from Yale University. He was appointed to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals by President George W. Bush in 2006, after he had already been in various roles in his administration. President Trump wants him.the Supreme court in the year 2018