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  •  Souter announced in spring 2009. (3+ / 0-)
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    zett, VClib, HylasBrook

    Most Americans can't name any Justice, period:

    According to the FindLaw.com survey, the percentages of Americans who can name any U.S. Supreme Court justices are:

       * Clarence Thomas – 19%
       * John Roberts – 16%
       * Sonia Sotomayor – 15%
       * Ruth Bader Ginsburg – 13%
       * Antonin Scalia – 10%
       * Samuel Alito – 8%
       * John Paul Stevens – 8%
       * Anthony Kennedy – 6%
       * Stephen Breyer – 3%

    Only 1 percent of Americans could correctly name all nine current members of the Supreme Court.

    In addition, many Americans think that retired justices Sandra Day O'Connor and David Souter are still active members of the Supreme Court. O'Connor and Souter retired from the Court in 2006 and 2009, respectively.

    (From this spring.)

    •  Obama was sworn in January 2009 and (1+ / 0-)
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      Adam B

      Souter announced his retirement in Spring 2009, as I said, Souter waited until Obama was sworn in to announce his registration.

      I'm a little confused - are you agreeing with me or not?

      HylasBrook @62 - fiesty, fiery, and fierce

      by HylasBrook on Sat Oct 16, 2010 at 04:30:02 PM PDT

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