Woman Honor Thyself

When women are depressed, they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking. --Elaine Boosler

Thursday, March 16, 2006

SupremE Court yea

Supreme Court Facts

I knows theres some of u out there that jus luv stats...so ..tada!

Youngest justice appointed: Joseph Story (age 32)
Oldest justice appointed: Horace Lurton (age 65)
Oldest justice to serve: Oliver Wendell Holmes (retired at age 90)
Shortest term as chief justice: John Rutledge (4 months, 3 days chief justice)
Shortest time in the court: Thomas Johnson (5 months, 10 days associate justice)
Longest term: William O. Douglas (36 years, 209 days)
First Catholic justice: Roger B. Taney
First Jewish justice: Louis Brandeis
First African-American justice: Thurgood Marshall
First woman justice: Sandra Day O'Connor
President to appoint the most justices: George Washington (11)
President to appoint the most justices in the 20th century: Franklin Roosevelt (9)

Did y'all know that?

Presidents to appoint current justices: Ford (Stevens); Reagan (Scalia, Kennedy); G.H.W. Bush (Souter, Thomas); Clinton (Ginsburg, Breyer); G. W. Bush (Roberts, Alito)


  • At 6:56 AM, Blogger Iran Watch said…

    I'm sure some historian could set me straight, but I believe up until FDR there wasn't a constitutional mandatory number of Supreme Court justices. I believe he was trying to stack the Supreme Court by adding extra judges to the Court. Fortunately his court packing plan failed.

  • At 9:24 AM, Blogger K T Cat said…

    Supreme Court? What a coincidence. I just took Justice Ginsburg to the woodshed.


    And by the way, thank you for the very nice thing you did.

  • At 10:43 AM, Blogger American Crusader said…

    Could you imagine serving nearly 37 years as Douglas did? Both of President Bush's nominees are fairly young and could easily serve 20 or more years. In my opinion, the Supreme Court has the most steadying influence on the United States when considering the three branches of government.

  • At 1:54 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said…

    Good points IW and AC...an yer most welcome KT!

  • At 7:20 PM, Blogger Karl m said…

    THe Supreme court that is the one without Diana Ross??
    Seriously, love em or hate em.We have the absolutely best system on the globe , and tell the aclu i said so.

  • At 9:09 PM, Blogger Lady Jane said…

    Very interesting facts, Angel. Thanks!


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