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As of August 7, 2010, there have only been four female Supreme Court justices:

  1. Justice Ginsberg was appointed by President Clinton in 1993 (active)
  2. Justice O'Connor was appointed by President Reagan in 1981 and retired in January, 2006;
  3. Justice Sotomayor was appointed by President Obama in August 2009 (active)
  4. Justice Kegan was appointed by President Obama in August 2010 (active)
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Unfortunately, as of 2010, there have been no female African-American Supreme Court Justices.

Until fairly recently, the Supreme Court consisted primarily of white men. Two African-American men have served on the Court:

  • Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall (retired June 1991, deceased)
  • Associate Justice Clarence Thomas (still seated)

We have also had three female Justices on the Court:

  • Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (retired 2006)
  • Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (still seated)
  • Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor (joined court in 2009)

Sonia Sotomayor is Latina.

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Five women have been nominated to the US Supreme Court; one name was withdrawn, three were appointed, and one is currently participating in the appointment process (June 2010).

  1. Sandra Day O'Connor......1981.......Reagan......retired 1996
  2. Ruth Bader Ginsburg.......1993.......Clinton......currently serving
  3. Harriet Miers..................2005.......GW Bush...name withdrawn
  4. Sonia Sotomayor............2009........Obama......currently serving
  5. Elena Kagan...................2010.......Obama......undetermined
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Zero. The first woman on the US Supreme Court was Sandra Day O'Conner who joined the court in 1981.

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about 300000 or more than that

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two

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