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INCUMBENT

Name

John G. Roberts, Jr.

Party

Nonpartisan

Percent

78.00%

Date of Election

9/29/2005

Term

2005-2150


DESCRIPTION

The Supreme Court originally had 6 members from 1789 to 1807. The court gained a member (7 members) in 1807. Then it gained an 8th and 9th member in 1837. A 10th member was added in 1863. But in 1866, Congress passed a law declaring that the next three justices to retire would not be replaced. One justice (Justice Catron) retired in 1866 and another (Justice Wayne) retired in 1867. But in 1869, a law was passed adding a 9th Supreme Court seat, that was filled in 1870. This size has remained since 1869.
 
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MEDIA

NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

6/15/2014 2:00 pm

News

Supreme Court Has 17 Cases To Decide By June's End

Scott³

5/6/2014 2:00 pm

News

Study: Justices More Likely To Support Free Speech They Agree With

WesternDem

8/20/2013 4:30 pm

Amusing

‘It Was Kind Of Hilarious’: Kagan Says Supreme Court Justices Played Video Games For Research

Homegrown Democrat

6/26/2013 7:30 am

Legal Ruling

Supreme Court strikes down DOMA

Republitarian

6/25/2013 8:00 am

Legal Ruling

Supreme Court strikes down part of Voting Rights Act

Brandon

6/24/2013 2:00 pm

Humor

Impatient Nation Demands Supreme Court Just Get To The Gay Stuff

Homegrown Democrat

6/17/2013 10:50 am

News

Supreme Court strikes down Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to vote

Scott³

6/17/2013 9:40 am

Legal Ruling

READ – The Supreme Court rules lawyers can’t use DMV records to find clients

Homegrown Democrat

6/17/2013 7:00 am

Perspective

The Supreme Court's Tortured Reasoning Brings New Meaning To 'Sausage-Making'

Scott³

6/13/2013 10:00 am

Legal Ruling

Gene patents: Supreme Court says extracted human DNA can't be patented

Homegrown Democrat

6/10/2013 10:00 am

General

How to Wait for the Big Supreme Court Decisions Like a Pro

Homegrown Democrat

6/3/2013 1:00 pm

Legal Ruling

Justices reject polling place access case

Brandon

6/3/2013 9:00 am

News

Supreme Court Upholds Warrantless Collection Of DNA

Scott³

5/20/2013 9:15 am

News

Supreme Court to hear frequent-flier case

J.R.

5/14/2013 2:10 pm

Blog Entry

Backlash Whiplash: Is Justice Ginsburg right that Roe v. Wade should make the court cautious about gay marriage?

Homegrown Democrat

4/17/2013 10:35 am

Legal Ruling

Supreme Court blocks overseas human rights cases from U.S. courts

Homegrown Democrat

4/15/2013 12:30 pm

News

COURT: CAN HUMAN GENES BE PATENTED?

Homegrown Democrat

3/29/2013 1:00 pm

Speculative

Who Wanted to Take the Case on Gay Marriage? Ask Scalia

Homegrown Democrat

3/26/2013 11:00 am

Audio

Hollingsworth v. Perry Oral Argument - Audio

Homegrown Democrat

3/25/2013 8:00 pm

Editorial

A 50-State Ruling

Homegrown Democrat

3/25/2013 5:10 pm

Editorial

Supreme Court must strike down Proposition 8 and DOMA

Homegrown Democrat

3/25/2013 12:00 am

News

Justice Roberts Has a Gay Cousin and She's Coming to Prop. 8 Trial

COSDem

11/26/2012 12:00 pm

News

Supreme Court rejects Idaho case on prohibiting the insanity defense

Homegrown Democrat

11/10/2012 3:00 am

News

Voting Rights Act Challenge Gets U.S. High Court Hearing

Homegrown Democrat

10/11/2012 10:00 am

Satire

Justice Ginsburg Throws Party While 120-Year-Old Parents Away For Weekend

Brandon

9/18/2012 9:00 am

News

Scalia was 'furious' at Roberts vote on healthcare law, says Toobin book

Brandon

7/26/2012 10:00 am

News

Scalia: 'We get clobbered by the press'

Brandon

7/24/2012 6:00 pm

Video

Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer debate the Constitution

Brandon

11/14/2008 11:00 pm

Humor

Supreme Court Upholds Bill Of Rights In 5-4 Decision

Homegrown Democrat

6/20/2012 9:00 am

Blog Entry

If You Really Wanted to Read the Tea Leaver from Justice Ginsburg's Speech at the ACS. . . .

Brandon

6/20/2012 8:00 am

General

Insider poll: Legal experts now expect Supreme Court to strike down individual mandate

Homegrown Democrat

6/5/2012 9:00 am

Speculative

Does A Peevish Roberts Dissent Say Anything About Obamacare

Brandon

5/31/2012 6:15 am

Blog Entry

Here’s A Reason To Vote For Obama Even If You (Mistakenly) Think He’s A Corporate Sell Out (INFOGRAPHIC)

Homegrown Democrat

5/30/2012 11:40 pm

News

Stevens: Second thoughts likely in Citizens United

Homegrown Democrat

4/12/2012 2:00 pm

Perspective

Women Supreme Court Justices Celebrate 30 Years Since Court's First Female

Brandon

4/8/2012 3:30 am

News

Under the Supreme Court: High court agrees to consider corporate free speech post-Citizen United

Homegrown Democrat

3/31/2012 9:00 am

Perspective

Swingin’ Kennedy

Imperator

1/10/2012 3:55 pm

Legal Ruling

High Court Reverses Conviction in Killings

RP

11/20/2011 10:00 pm

General

Scalia and Thomas dine with healthcare law challengers as court takes case

COSDem

7/8/2011 1:00 pm

General

House GOP probing Justice Kagan's role in healthcare law defense

Brandon

3/7/2011 1:55 pm

News

Supreme Court won't review drug patent deal

--

3/3/2011 4:00 pm

Profile

'Dynamic' duo of Kagan, Sotomayor add vigor to court

Brandon

8/19/2010 7:35 am

Online Quiz

Can you name the Supreme Court Justices for every applicable letter in the alphabet?

J.R.

8/2/2010 2:00 pm

News

High court trims Miranda warning rights bit by bit

The Sunset Provision

4/30/2010 9:00 am

Proposed Legislation

Judiciary panel advances bill to compel Supreme Court to televise proceedings

Brandon

1/28/2010 12:00 am

News

Alito disparages Obama's Supreme Court criticism

Scott³

1/26/2010 8:00 am

General

Former Justice O’Connor Sees Ill in Election Finance Ruling

DFWDem

1/24/2010 1:00 am

Opinion

Court's campaign finance decision a case of shoddy scholarship

WesternDem

1/21/2010 10:00 am

Editorial

The Court’s Blow to Democracy

Monsieur

1/22/2010 10:00 am

Opinion

Conservatives embrace judicial activism in campaign finance ruling

Monsieur

1/21/2010 12:00 pm

News

Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

Penn Con

1/21/2010 9:00 am

Legal Ruling

Supreme Court rejects corporate campaign spending limits

--

12/16/2009 4:00 pm

Amusing

Frustrated with fantasy football? Try the Supreme Court

J.R.

8/18/2009 7:45 pm

News

Supreme Court Orders New Look at Death Row Case

ChronoT

6/29/2009 11:10 pm

Legal Ruling

High Court Rules for White Firefighters in Discrimination Suit

RP

6/25/2009 11:35 am

Legal Ruling

[Supreme] Court says strip search of Ariz. teenager illegal

RP

6/22/2009 4:00 pm

Legal Ruling

Supreme Court sidesteps ruling on Voting Rights Act

J.R.

5/31/2009 8:15 am

Analysis

Judicial Partisanship Awards

RP

7/6/2005 5:00 pm

Analysis

So Who Are the Activists?

RP

4/29/2009 9:00 pm

News

Supreme Court conservatives criticize voting rights law

The Sunset Provision

4/7/2009 10:15 pm

General

Which Supreme Court Justice Are You Test

particleman

3/13/2009 5:00 pm

Speculative

Ginsburg: Possible Supreme Court Opening "Soon"

WesternDem

3/4/2009 2:00 pm

General

Republicans Threaten to Block Obama's Judges

RP

12/10/2008 5:00 pm

Humor

Supreme Court Overturns Bush v. Gore

Brandon

10/17/2008 11:00 am

Speculative

Obama court pick could be Granholm

The Sunset Provision

7/20/2008 9:00 am

Poll

Voters: Court's Too Conservative

ArmyDem

7/4/2008 9:00 am

News

White House says ruling could free detainees in US

--

6/26/2008 9:30 am

Legal Ruling

Supreme Court strikes down 'millionaire's amendment'

Ex-New Jerseyan

6/26/2008 9:00 am

Legal Ruling

Court rules in favor of Second Amendment gun right

Ex-New Jerseyan

6/25/2008 12:40 pm

Legal Ruling

Exxon Valdez $2.5 billion oil spill ruling overturned

RP

6/25/2008 9:30 am

Legal Ruling

Court rejects death penalty for raping children

Ex-New Jerseyan

5/23/2008 9:00 am

News

At Supreme Court, 5-to-4 Rulings Fade, but Why?

J.R.

4/30/2008 11:00 am

News

Supreme Court is rejecting broad legal challenges

ArmyDem

4/28/2008 9:05 am

News

Supreme Court upholds photo ID law for voters in Indiana

J.R.

4/16/2008 7:00 pm

News

High court split over execution of child rapists

J.R.

2/12/2008 4:00 pm

News

The Supreme Court Justices: As on Bench, Voting Styles Are Personal

J.R.

12/10/2007 5:00 pm

Legal Ruling

Justices Widen Sentencing Powers of Federal Judges

RP

7/29/2007 2:00 pm

Poll

Fewer See Balance in High Court Decisions

ArmyDem

7/19/2007 11:30 pm

Speculative

What Will the Outcome of the 2008 Election Mean for the Supreme Court?

J.R.

7/1/2007 5:00 pm

News

In Steps Big and Small, Supreme Court Moved Right

Scott³

7/1/2007 4:55 pm

Chart

Major 5-4 Decisions of the (2006-07) Term

Scott³

6/29/2007 7:00 pm

Editorial

Not One More Roberts or Alito

Scott³

6/28/2007 5:00 pm

Legal Ruling

Divided court rejects school diversity plans

kal

6/27/2007 2:00 pm

News

Legislators consider fixes to Supreme Court rulings

SC Moose

6/25/2007 10:00 pm

News

In Second Term, Roberts Court Defines Itself -- Many 5 to 4 Decisions Reflect Narrowly Split Court That Leans Conservative

Scott³

6/8/2007 5:00 pm

News

Justices Report Their 2006 Finances

J.R.

6/6/2007 8:00 pm

Perspective

June offers no respite for Supreme Court justices

Imperator

2/20/2007 12:00 pm

Legal Ruling

Supreme Court rejects $79.5 million tobacco award

None Entered

1/25/2007 11:00 am

News

Justices defend Florida recount decision

The Sunset Provision

11/27/2006 3:00 pm

Legal Ruling

Supreme Court sides with Philip Morris

--

8/30/2006 7:00 am

News

[US Supreme Court] Women Suddenly Scarce Among Justices’ Clerks

Scott³

6/29/2006 11:00 am

Legal Ruling

Supreme Court blocks Bush, Gitmo war trials

karin1492

6/22/2006 7:00 pm

Commentary

Has the Fourth Amendment Been Routed?

Brandon

3/2/2006 9:00 am

News

High Court Tackles Political Boundry Case

SC Moose

2/21/2006 12:00 pm

News

Supreme Court OKs Hallucinogenic Tea

--

1/28/2006 6:00 pm

Announcement

Hillary's for filibuster: Takes rebel stand to oppose Alito OK for Supremes

kal

1/21/2006 4:00 pm

Amusing

Group Seeks Souter Eviction As Protest

ChronoT

1/17/2006 2:00 pm

Legal Ruling

Supreme Court Upholds Oregon Assisted-Suicide Law

kal

11/28/2005 1:20 pm

General

Pieces Fall From Supreme Court Facade

RP

11/11/2005 7:00 am

Proposed Legislation

Pols Consider Cameras at Supreme Court

CBlock941

10/30/2005 8:00 pm

Humor

Bush To Nominate Next Person Who Walks Through Door

Brandon

10/8/2005 2:00 pm

News

Senate Dems Defend Miers on Top Court Nod

Brandon

9/27/2005 8:00 pm

News

Supreme Court to hear Anna Nicole Smith case

User 13

9/24/2005 2:00 pm

News

Next Court Nominee May Face Challenges From G.O.P.

ArmyDem

9/18/2005 11:00 pm

Commentary

Judging the Judges

ArmyDem

7/26/2005 8:00 am

Opinion

Could it be [Supreme] court's not as important as people think?

CBlock941

7/13/2005 10:00 pm

Poll

Poll shows support for new female justice

Monsieur

7/13/2005 2:00 pm

News

Rehnquist Hospitalized for Fever in Va.

SC Moose

11/19/2004 9:00 pm

Commentary

Experts Say Bush's Biggest Moves Still to Come

MontanaGov

7/6/2005 5:00 pm

News

Reid: Gonzales Qualified for High Court

Brandon

7/6/2005 12:00 am

News

G.O.P. Asks Conservative Allies to Cool Rhetoric Over the Court

ArmyDem

6/28/2005 10:50 pm

News

Reid suggests Republican lawmakers for high court

Brandon

6/28/2005 11:00 am

Press Release

ADL Welcomes Supreme Court Decision To Bar Ten Commandments Display In Courthouses; Expresses Disappointment With Allowing Displays Outside Courthouses on Government Land

Ben

6/27/2005 12:00 pm

News

Supreme Court Closes Term With No Resignation Announcement

Brandon

6/27/2005 10:00 am

News

Supreme Court bars Ten Commandments at courthouses

Guy

6/26/2005 11:00 pm

News

Drama Expected Monday In U.S. Supreme Court

COSDem

6/22/2005 6:40 pm

Speculative

O'Connor, Not Rehnquist?

RP

6/13/2005 12:00 pm

Legal Ruling

Death Row Inmate's Conviction Overturned [by U.S. Supreme Court]

Brandon

6/5/2005 8:00 pm

Perspective

Judgmental: The poisonous cry for judicial impeachment

RP

6/6/2005 10:00 am

News

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Use of Medical Marijuana

--

4/18/2005 2:00 pm

Commentary

The Not So Dirty Dozen: They're the undercard to the fight over a high court nomination

Tony82

4/7/2005 6:00 pm

General

Judges Ask Congress For More Protection

RP

4/4/2005 12:00 pm

Legal Ruling

Supreme Court: Creditors Can't Seize IRAs

Brandon

3/20/2005 12:00 am

Commentary

Disorder in our high court

None Entered

3/16/2005 1:00 pm

News

Scalia Blasts Death Penalty Ruling

Brandon

1/21/2005 12:00 am

Humor

Supreme Court To Break Up If Rehnquist Leaves

Brandon

1/14/2005 12:00 am

General

Justices debate use of foreign precedents

Brandon

11/29/2004 12:00 am

News

The Next Phyllis Schlafly

Ben

10/25/2004 12:00 am

General

Rehnquist Hospitalized With Cancer in Md.

COSDem

10/1/2004 12:00 am

Perspective

Orgies are the way to ease social tensions, claims US judge

Wishful Thinking

6/25/2004 12:00 am

Analysis

Unstable Rules

RP

6/25/2004 12:00 am

Humor

State: Bounce Oklahoma jurist for "pumping it up" on bench

Chase McFadden

5/15/2004 12:00 am

News

Justices Say Iraqis Alone Must Set Country's Fate, Determine Saddam's Fate

Gerald Farinas

5/15/2004 12:00 am

News

Rehnquist's Corporate Jet Trip Questioned

Gerald Farinas

5/12/2004 12:00 am

News

Rehnquist Shuns Goal of Long Court Tenure

Gerald Farinas

5/10/2004 12:00 am

Commentary

Right's Wrong Turn - Once in power, U.S. conservatives failed to place freedom first

RP

5/6/2004 12:00 am

News

Deadbeat Dads Offered Jail or Vasectomy

None Entered

4/28/2004 12:00 am

News

Supreme Court Nixes Calif. Antismog Rule

particleman

4/19/2004 12:00 am

News

Supreme Court to Reconsider Death Sentences

Gerald Farinas

4/13/2004 12:00 am

News

Justice Scalia Sorry For Erasure Of Reporters' Recordings

Gerald Farinas

4/10/2004 12:00 am

News

US Marshal Defends Erasure of Scalia Speech

Gerald Farinas

3/26/2004 12:00 am

News

Daschle, Senate Democrats Take Stand on Judges

Gerald Farinas

3/24/2004 12:00 am

News

Novice Lawyer and Atheist Gets Point Across [Impresses Supreme Court in Pledge Case]

Gerald Farinas

3/23/2004 12:00 am

News

Supreme Court Considers Sentencing Guidelines

Gerald Farinas

3/22/2004 12:00 am

News

Supreme Court to Decide Mandatory ID Case

Gerald Farinas

3/22/2004 12:00 am

News

Court to Decide Pledge of Allegiance Case

Gerald Farinas

3/17/2004 12:00 am

News

Supreme Court Info Becomes Issue in DC

Gerald Farinas

3/11/2004 12:00 am

News

Another high court justice faces questions on ethics

None Entered

3/9/2004 12:00 am

News

Chief Justice Rehnquist Mulls Retirement

Gerald Farinas

3/8/2004 12:00 am

News

Kennedy Questions Bush Recess Appointment

Gerald Farinas

3/8/2004 12:00 am

News

Court Won't Hear Boy Scouts' Appeal

Gerald Farinas

2/27/2004 12:00 am

News

Justice Scalia Stirring Controversy

Gerald Farinas

2/21/2004 12:00 am

News

GOP Senators Circle Wagons Around Hatch

Blue Wizzrobe

2/21/2004 12:00 am

News

Infiltration of Files Seen As Extensive

Blue Wizzrobe

2/20/2004 12:00 am

News

Santorum Wants Senate to Investigate Democratic Nominations Memoranda

Tony82

2/20/2004 12:00 am

News

Bush to again use recess appointment to put Democratic-opposed nominee on appeals court

Tony82

2/5/2004 12:00 am

News

Leak Staffer Ousted

Blue Wizzrobe

1/26/2004 12:00 am

Commentary

More Bad Judges

Blue Wizzrobe

1/22/2004 12:00 am

News

Senate Judiciary Dems to Make Stink on Pickering

Tony82

1/17/2004 12:00 am

News

Group Sees Conflict With Cheney, Scalia

Gerald Farinas

1/9/2003 12:00 am

Commentary

The [Pickering] Cross Burning Case: What Really Happened

Tony82

11/12/2003 12:00 am

News

Bush urged: Seat judges over recess

Eddie

11/20/2003 12:00 am

News

In twist, GOP blocks Bush nominee

RP

11/15/2003 12:00 am

Editorial

'He Is Latino': Why Dems borked Estrada, in their own words

Tony82

9/5/2003 12:00 am

Opinion

Democratic Racism

Tony82

4/29/2003 12:00 am

Commentary

How to end the war over judges

Tony82

9/4/2003 12:00 am

News

Bush judicial nominee withdraws his name

Ced

8/29/2003 12:00 am

Commentary

A Judge Prejudged

Tony82

7/22/2003 12:00 am

News

Democrats block Bush nominee

Ced

7/6/2003 12:00 am

News

O'Connor Dismisses Rumors That She Plans to Retire From Court

COSDem

6/26/2003 12:00 am

News

Supreme Court Won't Hear Nike Ad Case

--

6/24/2003 12:00 am

News

Angry Groups Seeking Justice Against Affirmative Action

Default User

6/11/2003 12:00 am

Commentary

Nike vs. Kasky: Corporations Are Not Persons

--

6/12/2003 12:00 am

Commentary

Free Speech Protects Profit-Makers, Too

--

6/23/2003 12:00 am

General

Narrow use of affirmative action preserved in college admissions

COSDem

6/17/2003 12:00 am

Opinion

Bushenstein - DNC Supreme Court Watch

Jester5716

6/11/2003 12:00 am

News

Supreme Court vacancy looks less likely this year

None Entered

5/21/2003 1:46 pm

General

Court: Bank Robber Had Gun, Wasn't 'Armed'

particleman

5/19/2003 6:28 pm

News

Two Supreme Court Retirements Likely

Default User

5/8/2003 6:40 am

News

Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus Head Backs Pickering

Wabash

5/7/2003 2:48 pm

News

GOP senators keep 'nuclear option' in reserve for judges

Tony82

4/23/2003 10:04 am

News

Dems, GOP Prepare for Summer Sup Ct Battles

Default User

4/9/2003 9:33 am

General

Senate Democrats Block Owen

Default User

12/2/2002 1:44 pm

General

Supreme Court Could End Miranda Warnings

*crickets chirp*

12/2/2002 12:15 pm

General

Texas Sodomy Law Challenge in Supreme Court

*crickets chirp*


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