As the newest Supreme Court justice he will be called on to open doors and sit on the cafeteria committee.
Top court may decide this week whether to hear challenges to laws in Connecticut and New York that ban semiautomatic weapons.
Chief Justice Roy Moore previously made national headlines for refusing to take down a Ten Commandments monument.
But the decision needs to be approved by Congress by December 1.
The Supreme Court is meant to adhere to the letter of the law, not to draw on life experiences.
If no Obama nominee can be confirmed, the Supreme Court will be without a full complement for two entire terms.
Recordings reveal how Justice Antonin Scalia cracked up his colleagues on the Supreme Court.
A justice who was a first or only child is less willing to strike down legislation, even when disagreeing with the law.
The eventual decision will have profound effects on government workers across the country.
A refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples could not be defensibly argued in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling, the judge said.
It is indeed unusual (although not unprecedented) for a Supreme Court justice to ask so few questions of litigants.
A decision to declare federal subsidies illegal would remove health insurance from eight million Americans.