How many US Supreme Court justices have been women?
Four. There have only been four women, total, on the US Supreme Court in the nation's history. President Reagan appointed Sandra Day O'Connor as the first female justice in 1981.
- Sandra Day O'Connor (1981 - 2006, retired)
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1993 - active)
- Sonia Sotomayor (2009 - active)
- Elena Kagan (2010 - active)
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Well, before anyone can answer that, we need to know "How are you defining 'minorities'?" Women ? (who technically aren't a minority) Blacks? Hispanics? But how about "Jewish"…? They're a minority. As are Catholics. And "Italian-American". For that matter, I'm pretty sure every one of them has had a post-graduate degree, which puts all of them in a minority group. What he/she said^^ is a very good point. If your talking about African-Americans there have been two, but without clearer information I cannot answer your question fully.
No. Congress has changed the number of justices on the US Supreme Court nine times in the history of the Court. This does not include years when vacancies were unfilled, redu…cing the number of justices by one or more. The Judiciary Act of 1789 provided for a 6-member Court, with a Chief Justice and 5 Associate Justices. Congress adjusted the size of the Court a number of times through the during the 19th-century. . Judiciary Act of 1789: Court size 6 . Judiciary Act of 1801: Court size, 5 . Repeal Act of 1802: Court size, 6 . Seventh Circuit Act of 1807: Court size, 7 . Judiciary Act of 1837: Court size, 9 . Tenth Circuit Act of 1863: Court size, 10 . Judicial Circuit Act of 1866: Court size, 7 . Habeas Corpus Act of 1867: Court size, 8 . Judiciary Act of 1869: Court size, 9 After the election of President Ulysses S. Grant, Congress passed the Judiciary Act of 1869, which set the Court's membership at nine. This number has remained the same ever since.
All 112 justices in the history of the US Supreme Court (as of 2011) have been lawyers.
The Judiciary Act of 1789 provided for a 6-member Court, with a Chief Justice and 5 Associate Justices. Congress adjusted the size of the Court a number of times through the d…uring the 19th-century. . Judiciary Act of 1789: Court size 6 . Judiciary Act of 1801: Court size, 5 . Repeal Act of 1802: Court size, 6 . Judiciary Act of 1807: Court size, 7 . Judiciary Act of 1837: Court size, 9 . Judiciary Act of 1863: Court size, 10 . Judiciary Act of 1866: Court size, 7 . Judiciary Act of 1867: Court size, 8 . Judiciary Act of 1869: Court size, 9 After the election of President Ulysses S. Grant, Congress passed the Judiciary Act of 1869, which set the Court's membership at nine. This number has remained the same ever since.
Four . In fact, there have only been four women, total, on the US Supreme Court in the nation's history. President Reagan appointed Sandra Day O'Connor as the first female jus…tice in 1981. . Sandra Day O'Connor (1981 - 2006, retired) . Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1993 - active) . Sonia Sotomayor (2009 - active) . Elena Kagan (2010 - active)
Three US Supreme Court justices were Minnesotans: Pierce Butler................................1923-1939..........Harding Warren Burger (Chief Justice)........1969-1986..…........Nixon Harry Blackmun...........................1970-1994..........Nixon
Yes and no. The only justice ever removed involuntarily from the Supreme Court was John Rutledge, whose recess appointment (an appointment where the "advice and consent" of th…e Senate is deferred until the next session) as Chief Justice was rejected because the Senate was concerned about his mental status. He officially served only from July 1, 1795 - December 28, 1795. . Supreme Court justices can also be impeached, if they commit "high crimes and misdemeanors," which would include any serious legal infraction (not traffic tickets) or ethics violation. . Impeachment is a two-step process; the impeachment phase is similar to a Grand Jury hearing, where charges (called "articles of impeachment") are presented and the House of Representatives determines whether the evidence is sufficient to warrant a trial. If the House vote passes by a simple majority, the defendant is "impeached," and proceeds to trial in the Senate. . The Senate trial, while analogous to a criminal trial, only convenes for the purpose of determining whether a Justice (or other officeholder) should be removed from office on the basis of the evidence presented at impeachment. The Senate must return a 2/3 Super Majority for conviction.. Only one Supreme Court Justice, Samuel Chase (one of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence), has ever been impeached. The House of Representatives accused Chase of letting his Federalist political leanings affect his rulings, and served him with eight articles of impeachment in late 1804. The Senate acquitted him of all charges in 1805, establishing the right of the judiciary to independent opinion. Chase continued on the Court until his death in June 1811. . Abe Fortas, who served on the Supreme Court from 1965-1969, was almost impeached due to a tax and financial scandal involving Wall Street financier, Louis Wolfson. Fortas was a Lyndon Johnson appointment. When the new President, Richard Nixon, learned of the scandal, he reportedly said Fortas should be "off of there," referring to the Supreme Court. The House of Representatives had already taken preliminary steps toward impeachment. . Chief Justice Earl Warren urged Justice Fortas to resign, to save the reputation of the Court. Fortas resisted at first, but eventually told other members of the Court he was stepping down to avoid damaging his wife's legal career. Later, he admitted another reason for leaving the Court was to save his friend, William O. Douglas, who was also under investigation for judicial impropriety.. The House of Representatives finally concluded Douglas had committed no impeachable offenses and dropped the investigation.
The US Supreme Court seated 106 white males , of a total 112 justices confirmed. Justice Thurgood Marshall, an African-American man, was first to break the Court's diver…sity barrier when President Johnson appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1967. Justice Marshall was succeeded by the second (of two) African-American male justice, Justice Clarence Thomas, in 1991. The Supreme Court has also seated four women, three white: Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman appointed, joined the Court in 1981; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the Court in 1993; Justice Elena Kagan joined the Court in 2010. Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the third woman on the Supreme Court, and the first Latina justice in history. She was confirmed in August 2009.
Yes. Although this is not a Constitutional or statutory requirement, Supreme Court justices need a solid understanding of the law to operate effectively. Not all justices atte…nded law school, however. In the 18th- and 19th-centuries, many lawyers studied and apprenticed under a more experienced attorney and were admitted to the bar without benefit of a degree. Today, most Supreme Court candidates have Ivy League law degrees.
There has not yet been a female Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. The Court has only seated four women in its history; three are currently active. . Justice Sandra Day… O'Connor (retired 2006) . Justice Ruth Bader Ginsgurg (active) . Justice Sonia Sotomayor (active) . Justice Elena Kagan (active)
At present, three of the nine US Supreme Court justices are women, which is 33.3%. If you're asking for help with math homework, you can calculate the answer by dividing 9 …into 3, multiplying the solution by 100, and rounding off to the nearest tenth (or whatever the question specifies). 3 Ã· 9 = .3333333 .3333333 x 100 = 33.33333 33.33333 = 33.3%
There have been four US Supreme Court justices from Alabama, but the one best remembered is probably Justice Hugo Black , who served on the Court from 1937-1971. . John …McKinley....................1838-1852........Van Buren . John Archibald Campbell......1853-1861........Pierce . William Burnham Woods......1881-1887........Hayes . Hugo Black........................1937-1971........FD Roosevelt
So far, only one: Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Some people considered Justice Benjamin Cardozo the first Hispanic justice; however, Cardozo was of Portuguese, not Spanish, descent….
16. Samuel Chase was impeached by the House of Representatives in1804, but later acquitted at his Senate trial. Chase remained onthe bench until his death in 1811. He is the o…nly Supreme Courtjustice to go through the impeachment process. For more information, see Related Questions, below.
On the current court, four were appointed by Democrats. Clinton appointed Ginsburg and Breyer; Obama appointed Sotomayer and Kagan.
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 Ch…ase of letting his Federalist political leanings affect his rulings, and served him with eight articles of impeachment in late 1804. The Senate acquitted him of all charges in 1805, establishing the right of the judiciary to independent opinion. Chase continued on the Court until his death in June 1811.
Surprisingly, only one US Supreme Court justice has been from Texas: Justice Tom C. Clark , who was appointed by President Truman and served on the Court from 1949-1967.