Current U.S. Supreme Court Justices
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More than 100 individuals have served as justices on the United Supreme Court since its creation in 1789. Their education and experience vary from the Ivy Leagues to self-taught advocates (in recent years, there have been more of the former). Nominated by the president and serving lifetime appointments, these jurists are among the most influential figures in American law.
The number of justices on the court has changed throughout the institution's history. Today, nine Supreme Court justices (including the Chief Justice) sit on the court. The current court features the largest number of female justices to serve at the same time -- four of the nine. Their experience on the court ranges from more than 30 years to less than a year. Most come from Ivy League backgrounds. Their work as attorneys varies from government positions to private practice, public defender to law school professor.
You can learn more about each current justice below and on their full bio pages.