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Have there been any lawyers who are or were US Supreme Court justices?

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All 112 justices in the history of the US Supreme Court (as of 2011) have been lawyers.
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Have there always been nine justices on the US Supreme Court?

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Which US Supreme Court Justice was known as 'The Little Man's Lawyer'?

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Has any justice been removed from the US Supreme Court?

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Does a US Supreme Court justice have to be a lawyer?

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Which current US Supreme Court Justice has been on the Court for the least amount of time?

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Has a US Supreme Court justice ever been impeached?

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How many US Supreme Court justices have been women?

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How many US Supreme Court justices have been impeached?

Only one US Supreme Court Justice, Samuel Chase (one of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence), has ever been impeached. The House of Representatives accused Chas

How many US Supreme Court justices have been Jewish?

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