As of late 2015, the nine U.S Supreme Court Justices include John G. Roberts, Jr; Anthony Kennedy; Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito. The other sitting justices are Sonia Sotomayor, Antonin Scalia, Elena Kagan and Clarence Thomas.Continue Reading
Born in New York in 1955, Roberts joined the Supreme Court in September 2005. President Reagan nominated Antonin Scalia to the court, and he took his seat in 1986.
Hailing from Sacramento, California, Kennedy excelled as a college student at Stanford University and Harvard Law School. For 23 years, Kennedy worked as a professor of constitutional law at the University of the Pacific.
Born in Georgia in 1948, Thomas took his Supreme Court seat in October 1991. In the early 1980s, Thomas served in the U.S. Department of Education. Thomas was nominated to the Supreme Court by President George H. W Bush.
Ginsburg is from Brooklyn in New York City. During her college years, she attended Cornell University, Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School. From 1963 through 1980, Ginsburg worked as a law professor at Rutgers University Law School and Columbia Law School.
President Bill Clinton nominated Breyer to his Supreme Court seat. Born in San Francisco, California, Breyer served in professorial positions at Harvard Law School and at universities in Australia and Italy.Learn more about Branches of Government