The Roberts Court (2005–present)


What was the political affiliation of the presidents who appointed the current Roberts Court?

Seven of the justices—Chief Justice John Roberts, John Paul Stevens, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, David Souter, and Samuel Alito—were appointed by Republican presidents. President Gerald Ford appointed Stevens, President Ronald Reagan appointed Scalia and Kennedy, President George H. W. Bush appointed Thomas and Souter, and President George W. Bush appointed Roberts and Alito. The only members of the Court to be appointed by a Democratic president are Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, both appointed by President Bill Clinton.


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