While age doesn’t make a straight-line correlation to death, reaching a certain age – particularly advanced age, like that of several of our Supreme Court Justices – should mean it’s finally time to slow down and smell the roses. Sadly for Democrats and more liberal-leaning Americans, the two oldest Supreme Court Justices are two Liberals.
The oldest justices, Ruth Bader Gingsburg, who was appointed to the court by Pres. Clinton in 1993, is 85 years “OLD.” Justice Stephen Breyer, also a Clinton appointee, is 79. I’m not sure if Las Vegas has the odds on whether the two of them will make it through the next election or not, but certain church-going liberals/Democrats are praying regularly for their good health.
The other two liberal justices are:
•Sonia Sotomayor, appointed by Barack Obama in 2009, 64.
•Elena Kagan, appointed by Barack Obama in 2010, 58.
Conservative justices are:
•Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., appointed in 2005 by George W. Bush, 63.
•Clarence Thomas, appointed by George H.W. Bush in 1991, 70.
•Samuel Alito Jr., appointed by George W. Bush in 2006, 68.
•Neil Gorsuch, appointed by Donald Trump in 2017, 49
Recently retired justice Anthony Kennedy, was the longest serving judge, appointed in 1988 by Ronald Reagan. He’s 80.
•Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee to replace Kennedy is 53.
Appointments like these live on well beyond the presidency and the Senate that appointed them. Using Kennedy as an example, Americans could feel the impact of a conservative appointment for decades to come.