US Supreme Court justices and their political leanings

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg brings the number of justices on the US Supreme Court down from nine to eight, pending the selection of her successor.The court is the final arbiter on questions concerning US federallaw, and thus the justices' political opinions on controversial topics have a major impact on the country.The eight justices, listed here in order from the political left to the political right, are:SONIA SOTOMAYOR, 66, fights for underrepresented parts of society andtries to defend unpopular plaintiffs.ELENA KAGAN, 60, along with Sonia Sotomayor, is seen as being on theleft end of...


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