Ages of Supreme Court Justices

Ages of Supreme Court Justices

Ages of Supreme Court Justices"What are the current ages of Supreme Court justices?"

Below are the political leanings and ages of the U.S. Supreme Court justices. The difference in their ages currently spans 24 years, from Justice Amy Barrett, who at 50 years of age is the youngest, to Justice Clarence Thomas, who at 74 is the oldest:

Justice Born Nominated By In Leans Age
Clarence Thomas 1948 George H.W. Bush 1991 Conservative 74
Samuel Alito 1950 George W. Bush 2006 Conservative 72
Sonia Sotomayer 1954 Barack Obama 2009 Liberal 68
John Roberts 1955 George W. Bush 2005 Swing 67
Elena Kagan 1960 Barack Obama 2010 Liberal 62
Brett Kavanaugh 1965 Donald Trump 2018 Conservative 57
Neil Gorsuch 1967 Donald Trump 2017 Swing 55
Ketanji Jackson 1970 Joe Biden 2022 Liberal 52
Amy Barrett 1972 Donald Trump 2020 Conservative 50

Aren't Justices Roberts and Gorsuch conservatives?

They were supposed to be conservatives but in 2020 were part of the 6-3 liberal majority that ruled churches and other Christian organizations cannot "discriminate" against homosexual job applicants in Bostock v. Clayton County. Justice Gorsuch in fact wrote the majority opinion for the liberals.

How can they flip like that?

Republican presidents have a dreadful record of nominating "conservatives" who turn liberal after becoming Supreme Court justices. Nixon picked Harry Blackmun, who wrote the majority opinion for Roe v. Wade. Reagan picked Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the majority opinion for Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized homosexual "marriage," as well as for Romer v. Evans and Lawrence v. Texas, both of which sided with homosexuals. Sandra Day O’Connor and David Souter, nominated by Reagan and George H.W. Bush, respectively, wrote the majority opinion, along with Anthony Kennedy, for Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which upheld Roe v. Wade for 30 years from 1992 until it was finally overturned in 2022.

While liberals claim the U.S. Supreme Court now has a staunch 6-3 conservative majority, its decisions indicate a precarious 3-2-3 Conservative-Swing-Liberal split, presuming Justice Barrett proves herself a true conservative. But if Justices Roberts and Gorsuch continue to drift to the left, the Supreme Court could end up with a 4-5 liberal majority.

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