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U.S. Supreme Court Quiz

See how many United States Supreme Court Justices you can name. Go!
The first judge has retired. We will update the quiz when his replacement is confirmed
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Last updated: November 10, 2018
First submittedAugust 12, 2010
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Confirmed
Justice
1991
Clarence Thomas
1993
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
1994
Stephen Breyer
2005
John Roberts
2006
Samuel Alito
Confirmed
Justice
2009
Sonia Sotomayor
2010
Elena Kagan
2017
Neil Gorsuch
2018
Brett Kavanaugh
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level 51
Feb 13, 2011
Hey, I got a perfect score. That is surprising! :D
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level 41
Nov 14, 2011
Got a perfect score!!
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level 32
Mar 27, 2013
Wow!! Awesome!!
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level 61
Feb 17, 2016
Prepare to update this quiz!
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level 78
Sep 10, 2016
I got 2. A little reminder that I should study this topic more.
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level 67
Nov 12, 2016
Technically out of date since Scalia is dead, but I guess there's no point in updating until/unless his replacement is confirmed.
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level 62
Apr 9, 2017
Neil Gorsuch should be added.
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level ∞
Apr 10, 2017
Confirmed today.
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level 73
Apr 10, 2017
Who is Stephen Breyer. Dude must fly so far under the radar. I've literally never heard of him. I got 8 and thought, who am I missing, thinking it was someone obvious that I was forgetting. Nope...someone I never heard of.
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level 62
Apr 12, 2017
He is the fourth member of the liberal wing, but yes, he is often overshadowed by the other three liberal justices: Sotomayor and Kagan, because they were both appointed by Obama and are clearer in people's memories, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is the outspoken and de facto leader of the liberal wing.
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level 73
Apr 12, 2017
1/9. I only knew The Notorious RBG!
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level 76
Apr 12, 2017
I always forget one when trying to remember them all. This time it was Alito. Sigh.
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level 75
Apr 12, 2017
Where's Merrick Garland. (Sits back, popcorn ready)
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level 73
Apr 12, 2017
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level 65
Apr 12, 2017
Gorsuch is not a legitimate justice. Might wanna put an asterisk by his name.
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level 68
Apr 13, 2017
Yours is not a "legitimate" comment.
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level 66
Apr 13, 2017
I bet Vladimir Putin nominated Gorsuch, right?
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level 77
Apr 14, 2017
ah I see what you're doing there, deflecting a valid criticism by bringing up your skepticism about another, completely unrelated, but even more valid and concerning criticism, here addressed in raging strawman form since while we know with absolute certainty some of the very shady/troubling/illegal things that have been going on concerning Russia if you start acting as if someone has paranoid delusions that Putin is behind everything, that minimizes those very real, very valid, very legitimate and well-founded concerns. Genius. Not really.
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level 72
May 21, 2018
what?
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level 84
Jun 22, 2018
Is there really a valid criticism of his legitimacy though? He was nominated and confirmed.
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level 73
Oct 19, 2018
There is no VALID criticism of his legitimacy. You can dislike him, or the politicians that confirmed him...you can dislike the idea of constitutional textualist justices over more a liberal interpretation of the constitution...all that is fine and healthy criticism. What makes no sense is the sky-is-falling rhetoric calling into question his legitimacy or crying that "democracy is dead." Those are not valid arguments.
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level 77
Apr 14, 2017
How is it that I'm very familiar with all of these justices for one reason or another, but, I don't think I've ever even heard of Breyer before...
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level 71
Aug 16, 2017
Yeah he's the only one I missed. Maybe he's the real puppet master behind the SC?
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level 73
Oct 19, 2018
I miss him every time. I don't think he writes any decisions...he's not in the press....he just does his job. I'm not even sure if he's a liberal or a conservative judge. I think he's a liberal judge since he's a Clinton appointee, but I have no idea on what his actual jurisprudence is like.
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level 51
Dec 6, 2017
Gorsuch!!
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level 73
Sep 19, 2018
Please not Kavanaugh!!!
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level 75
Oct 7, 2018
BOOM!
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level 72
Oct 7, 2018
After the shambles of the 2018 confirmation, there's good reason to consider term limits on Supreme Court justices. They have become so politicised. Lifetime appointments cast such a biasing shadow on US politics regardless of which party is in control of the presidency, senate and house.
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level 73
Oct 7, 2018
I've been interested a lot in the current political situation (especially the Midterms) in the US. I honestly think that the cultural division between Democrats and Republicans is getting bigger and bigger. Furthermore, I think that many politicians take "party over country". Maybe for SCOTUS not only term limits, but also minimum amount of senators (like 60 voting in favour). I clearly see that a two-party-system is not working in this case.
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level 84
Oct 8, 2018
If we go back to the 60 vote requirement for confirmation, we’ll probably not get another justice confirmed in my lifetime (of course assuming that neither party gets more than than 60 Senate seats). The Dems will never forgive the Repubs for what they did to Garland and the Republicans will never forgive the Dems for what they did to Kavanaugh. A plague on both their houses as far as I am concerned. Term limits maybe.
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level 73
Oct 19, 2018
"A plague on both their houses." That's an excellent quote, very applicable to this case.
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level 74
Oct 7, 2018
In Europe two-third majority is usually required
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level ∞
Oct 8, 2018
Agreed. We need a constitutional amendment to change how people are appointed to the Supreme Court. One good suggestion I have heard is that each President would appoint one justice every 2 years. Adding an 18 year term limit would keep the size of the court at 9 members. Senatorial confirmation should probably just be scrapped.
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level 72
Oct 9, 2018
Great idea.
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level 73
Oct 19, 2018
Yeah...I've heard this before as well. I like it. One of the big problems is that we've allowed the courts to become too powerful. Both Madison and Hamilton in the Federalist Papers talked about the judicial branch as being the smallest and least powerful of the 3 branches, but now it's on par with the executive branch and both have left the legislative branch in the dust. Personally, I want 535 people that represent my voting interests making laws. Not 9 unelected life appointees.
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level 72
Oct 11, 2018
In New Zealand, Supreme Court justices they are not voted into office by partisan votes of the legislature, but simply appointed to the court in a non-political way. The mandatory age of retirement is 70. Additionally, there is acceptance of the paramountcy of the legislature; thus the Court never seeks to "strike down" laws. Instead, they simply interpret and apply the law as it stands.
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level ∞
Nov 3, 2018
What you've just described is how the U.S. Supreme Court is supposed to work. (Except for the mandatory retirement age).
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level 79
Nov 3, 2018
I feel like "RBG" should probably be an accepted answer, since that's come to be a common way of referring to her (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RBG_(film)).
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level ∞
Nov 3, 2018
Okay
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level 53
Nov 9, 2018
Why is RGB accepted instead of RBG?
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level ∞
Nov 10, 2018
Why do you ask hypothetical questions?
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level ∞
Nov 10, 2018
But it's fixed now.
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level 53
Nov 27, 2018
>insert extremely opinionated comment
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level 69
Mar 16, 2019
When Ginsburg retires the court will be ruthless.