When does the new president get to pick Supreme Court Justices?

Answer New candidates are nominated to the Supreme Court when a current justice retires. Supreme Court justices are appointed for life and and their candidacies are never put to an election. The president... Read More »

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What Supreme Court justices did President George Bush Sr. appoint?

President George H.W. Bush appointed Clarence Thomas and David Souter to serve on the Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed both appointments. Souter replaced Justice William J. Brennan in 1990 and T... Read More »

How many Supreme Court Chief Justices have there been in the history of the Supreme Court?

Seventeen men have served as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The first was John Jay, appointed in 1789. The current Chief Justice is John G. Roberts, Jr. appointed in 2005.Referen... Read More »

How many US Supreme Court justices were present during President Obama's first State-of-the-Union address?

Six of the nine justices were in attendance at President Obama's one-year address. In Attendance Chief Justice John Roberts Justice Anthony Kennedy Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Justice Stephen Br... Read More »

Did Clarence Thomas sit with the other US Supreme Court justices during President Obama's 2010 State of the Union address?

Justice Thomas didn't attend President Obama's first State of the Union address because, according to Thomas, the gatherings have become too partisan. In his February 3, 2010, New York Times artic... Read More »