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The following a breakdown of most liberal to most conservative justices on the Supreme Court:

Ruth Bader Ginsberg: very liberal, consistently votes against the conservatives

Sonia Sotomayor: consistently votes with the progressive bloc

Elena Kagan: has consistently voted with the liberal bloc since joining the bench, but still fairly unproven

Stephen G. Breyer: usually votes with the liberal bloc, but has proven centrist in the past

Anthony Kennedy: the swing vote; considered a conservative; sometimes votes with the liberal faction

Samuel A. Alito: consistently conservative

Chief Justice John G. Roberts: consistently conservative

Clarence Thomas: extremely conservative

The current court is considered conservative in composition, although Kennedy tends to be the "swing vote" and sometimes favors a more liberal view of personal liberty issues, lending some balance to the court.

The remaining justice likely to leave the court during Obama's administration is Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the most liberal member. If Obama doesn't replace her with a liberal justice, but with a centrist, the court may become more conservative than it is at the moment. It is likely the Senate Republicans would filibuster any nominee they considered too liberal, which would undoubtedly influence Obama's choice of successor.

Roberts, Thomas and Alito are considered extremely conservative. Alito and Roberts are both young, and may serve on the bench another two decades or more; Thomas is about ten years older, but still probably has at least another ten years service ahead of him.

Four of the eight current Supreme Court Justices were nominated by Republican Presidents.

Four, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Clinton, 1993), Associate Justice Stephen Breyer (Clinton, 1994), Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor (Obama, 2009), and Associate Justice Elena Kagan (Obama, 2010) were nominated by Democratic Presidents.

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