On average, the Rolling Stones are older than the US Supreme Court! Here's the stats as of 2018:
Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger, 74; Keith Richards, 74; Charlie Watts, 77; Ronnie Wood, 71. Average age=75.
U.S. Supreme Court: Clarence Thomas, 70; Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85; Stephen Breyer, 80; John G. Roberts, 63; Samuel A. Alito, Jr., 68 Sonia Sotomayor, 64; Elena Kagan, 58; Neil Gorsuch, 51; Brett Kavanaugh, 53. Average age=66.
How accurate was your prediction?
What interesting patterns do you notice in makeup of the current Supreme Court?
We have a very old court. People older than your grandparents are making decisions about what you can and cannot do. Does age have a bearing on the kind of decisions a person makes?
Over half the US population is protestant (51.3%) and yet there are zero protestants on the Supreme Court. Why is the Court so religiously different from the US population at large?
In what other ways does the SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) NOT demographically mirror the United States?
If your goal was to become a member of the Supreme Court, what educational/career steps should you take from this moment forward?
Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?
Ruth Bader Ginsberg is known as Notorious R.B.G. If you were to give another Justice a nickname, who would it be and what would you call them?
If you were the president of the US (you aren't) and your goal was to make the population of the Supreme Court look more like the population of the United States, describe the demographics of the next person you would nominate to the court:
If a Supreme Court member became senile or suffered from dementia or Alzheimer's Disease would there be anything you could do to remove them from the court?
Over the years, 1/3 of all Supreme Court members have served beyond the age of 75. It has be proposed that all future Justices be appointed for a maximum of 15 years, with a cap on service at the age of 75. In the comments section below, explain your thoughts on a mandatory retirement age for the Supreme Court: