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John Roberts
Our Chief Justice stands with our President.
John Marshall
1755-1835. U.S. Chief Supreme Court Justice. Oversaw over 1000 decisions, including Marbury v Madison and McCulloch v. Maryland.
Antonin Scalia
Conservative. Intellectual anchor.
Justice Samuel Alito
GW Bush appointee that tips the SC scale for the conservatives
Stephen Breyer
Liberal, Harvard, Active Liberty (his book), appointed by Clinton
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Female appointed to the Court in 1993 by Bill Clinton
Anthony Kennedy
Swing vote-usually votes conservative
Clarence Thomas
2nd African American Supreme Court Justice; current member. Wife is lobbyist.
Elana Kagan
Appointed by Obama (2010)
Sonia Sotomayor
1st Latina Justice
Marbury v. Madison
Established Judicial Review
5
The Supreme Court originated with this many justices.
Judicial Branch
Supreme Court is primary overseer of this...
Marbury
He was a justice of the peace who wanted his commission.
1869
The year the number of justices increased to the current 9.

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