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John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States
In 2005, George W. Bush nominated Roberts to replace Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who had announced her retirement. Before the confirmation hearings took place, Chief Justice William Rehnquist died, and Bush renominated Roberts to fill his seat.
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The country's highest judicial body, the Supreme Court of the United States was established in 1789 and consists of nine justices.
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Obama Nominates Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court
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On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama announces his nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. When Sotomayor was sworn in on August 8, she became the first Hispanic justice to serve on the Supreme Court.
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