After hearing of Justice Ginsburg's death, I got to wondering...
She wasn't the first female justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Who were the others?
Sandra Day O'Connor was the first, starting in 1981 and finishing in 2005. She retired in 2006, and was replaced by Samuel Alito.
(Another woman I greatly admire. This Westerner had to be tough to survive...and prove herself. She is one of the very few justices who retired earlier, rather than have her post vacated because she died or was 'incapacitated.' )
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was next, from 1993 - 2020.
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Sonia Sotomayer, (2009 - present)
Elena Kagan, ( 2010 - present)
Both were appointed by President Obama.
President Trump has also appointed two judges, so far:
Neil Gorsuch (2017-present)
Brett Kavanaugh (2018 - present...
who could forget the raucous sessions surrounding Kavanaugh's appointment...)
Both were appointed by President Trump. Interestingly, both men are in their 50s...and the youngest members of the Supreme Court. (Gorsuch is a born-and-bred Coloradoan, in case you didn't know.)
John Roberts, the Chief Justice, has been serving since 2005. He, like Samuel Alito, was appointed by President George W. Bush.