Current Supreme Court justices: See who sits on the highest court in the land

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When a Supreme Court seat opens up, the two non-judicial branches of the federal government with work together to get a new justice on the bench. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice Saturday, replacing retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. Here's how the U.S. Supreme Court stands right now.

Since 1869, the court has had nine members. John G. Roberts Jr. serves as the Chief Justice of the United States. Roberts was nominated by former Pres. George W. Bush and took his seat Sept. 29, 2005.

The Supreme Court also contains eight associate justices:

  • Clarence Thomas: Nominated by former Pres. George H. W. Bush, took seat Oct. 23, 1991
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Nominated by former Pres. Bill Clinton, took seat Aug. 10, 1993
  • Stephen G. Breyer: Nominated by former Pres. Bill Clinton, took seat Aug. 3, 1994
  • Samuel A. Alito Jr.: Nominated by former Pres. George W. Bush, took seat Jan. 31, 2006
  • Sonia Sotomayor: Nominated by former Pres. Barack Obama, took seat Aug. 8, 2009
  • Elena Kagan: Nominated by former Pres. Barack Obama, took seat Aug. 7, 2010
  • Neil M. Gorsuch: Nominated by Pres. Donald Trump, took seat April 10, 2017
  • Brett Kavanaugh: Nominated by Pres. Donald Trump, sworn in Oct. 6, 2018


Click here to see a full list of justices dating back to 1789.
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