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#1 of 9 Old 06-28-2004, 10:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Who is conservative, moderate and liberal on the current court?

Sorry, can't find exact info and MIL wants to know

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I believe most justices were appointed during the Reagan era, so the court is mostly conservative republic types. I think Carter got to appoint Ginsburg and that's about it for Democrats?
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I'm not sure I can remember all of the justices but here goes:

Rehnquist - Conservative
Scalia - Conservative
Thomas - Conservative
O'Connor - Moderate
Kennedy - Conservative/Moderate
White - Liberal
Ginsberg - Liberal

I'm missing two I think - that's bad but it's the best I can do right now!
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Souter, Stevens and Breyer are the missing justices - all considered liberal. White no longer sits on the Court.

O'Conner is pretty moderate, but she seems to be getting more conservative in her advancing age.
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Here's a mathematical analysis of their leanings if anyone is interested. :LOL
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I saw this and was wondering why anyone would care what kind of make-up the Supreme Court wears......maybe I need to head to bed!
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I saw this and was wondering why anyone would care what kind of make-up the Supreme Court wears......maybe I need to head to bed!

That was my thought as well!!

Time to get off of the computer.
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Dragonfly---

Thank you sooooo much! That was fascinating, and I am being 100% serious. I bookmarked it and may print it out.

Thanks again,
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