Who did Obama appoint to the Supreme Court?

Who did Obama appoint to the Supreme Court?

United States Supreme Court Justices

# Justice Confirmation date
1 Sonia Sotomayor August 6, 2009
2 Elena Kagan August 5, 2010

Which president appointed John Roberts?

President George W. Bush

How did John Roberts become chief?

John Glover Roberts, Jr. is the chief justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President George W. Bush (R) to fill the seat left vacant by William Rehnquist and sworn in on September 29, 2005.

What makes the Chief Justice different?

As primary duties, the chief justice presides over oral arguments before the Supreme Court and sets the agenda for the court’s meetings. The chief justice’s vote carries the same weight as those of the associate justices, though the role does require duties that the associate justices don’t perform.

Which president has nominated the most Supreme Court justices?

George Washington holds the record for most Supreme Court nominations, with 14 nominations (12 of which were confirmed). Making the second-most nominations were Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Tyler, with nine each (all nine of Roosevelt’s were confirmed, while only one of Tyler’s was).

Can you filibuster Supreme Court nominees?

Confirmation by the Senate allows the President to formally appoint the candidate to the court. In November 2013, the then-Democratic Senate majority eliminated the filibuster for executive branch nominees and judicial nominees except for Supreme Court nominees, invoking the so-called nuclear option.

What does a chief judge do?

A chief judge (also known as chief justice, presiding judge, president judge or administrative judge) is the highest-ranking or most senior member of a court or tribunal with more than one judge. The chief judge commonly presides over trials and hearings.

Who filibustered the 1957 Civil Rights Act passing the Senate?

Though the civil rights bill passed Congress, opponents of the act were able to remove several provisions, limiting its immediate impact. During the debate over the law, Senator Strom Thurmond conducted the longest one-person filibuster in Senate history.

What religion is John Roberts?


Name Religion On the Court since
John Roberts (Chief Justice) Catholicism 2005
Clarence Thomas Catholicism 1991
Stephen Breyer Judaism 1994
Samuel Alito Catholicism 2006