Supreme Court Justice Background

Elin Acuna & Ben Roy

Chief Justice John G. Roberts

Born: Buffalo, NY

Studied: Harvard Law School

Appointed: George W. Bush

Political Party: Republican

S.C. Year: 09/29/2005

Antonin Scalia

Born: Trenton, NJ

Studied: Harvard Law School

Appointed by: Ronald Reagan

Political Party: Republican

S.C. Year: 09/26/1986

Anthony M. Kennedy

Born: Sacramento, California

Studied: Harvard Law School

Appointed by: Ronald Reagan

Political Party: Republican

S.C. Year: 02/18/1988

Clarence Thomas

Born: Savannah, Georgia

Studied: Yale Law School

Appointed by: George W. Bush

Political Party: Republican

S.C. Year: 10/23/1991

Ruth Bader

Born: Brooklyn, NY

Studied: Colombia Law School

Appointed by: President Clinton

Political Party: Democratic

S.C. Year: 08/10/1993

Stephen G. Breyer

Born: San Francisco, California

Studied: Harvard Law School

Appointed by: President Clinton

Political Party: Democratic

S.C. Year: 08/03/1994

Samuel Anthony Alito Jr.

Born: Trenton, NY

Studied: Yale Law School

Appointed by: George W. Bush

Political Party: Republican

S.C. Year: 01/31/2006

Sonia Sotomayor

Born: Bronx, NY

Studied: Yale Law School

Appointed by: Barack Obama

Political Party: Democratic

S.C. Year: 08/08/2009

Elena Kagan

Born: NY, NY

Studied: Chicago Law & Harvard Law School

Appointed by: Barack Obama

Political Party: Democratic

S.C. Year: 08/07/2010

Sandra Day O'Connor

Born: El Paso, Texas

Studied: Law in Maryvale, Arizona

Appointed by: Ronald Reagan

Political Party: Republican

S.C. Year: 01/31/2006

David H. Souter

Born: Melrose, Massachusetts

Studied: Harvard Law School

Appointed by: George W. Bush

Political Party: Republican

S.C. Year: 06/29/2009

John Paul Stevens

Born: Chicago, Illinois

Studied: Northwestern University School of Law

Appointed by: President Ford

Political Party: Republican

S.C. Year: 06/29/2010

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