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Recent Vacancies on U.S. Supreme Court

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Thursday, April 30, 2009; 11:43 PM

Sandra Day O'Connor, retired; replaced in 2006 by Samuel A. Alito Jr., a George W. Bush appointment.

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Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, died; replaced in 2005 by John G. Roberts Jr., a George W. Bush appointment.

Harry Blackmun, retired; replaced in 1994 by Stephen G. Breyer, a Bill Clinton appointment.

Byron White, retired; replaced in 1993 by Ruth Bader Ginsberg, a Bill Clinton appointment.

Thurgood Marshall, retired; replaced in 1991 by Clarence Thomas, a George H.W. Bush appointment.

William J. Brennan, retired; replaced in 1990 by David Souter, a George H.W. Bush appointment.

Lewis F. Powell Jr., retired; replaced in 1988 by Anthony M. Kennedy, a Reagan appointment.

William H. Rehnquist, appointed chief justice; replaced in 1986 by Antonin Scalia, a Ronald Reagan appointment.


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