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Fun With SCOTUS: Quizzes to Waste Your Time, Test Your Trivia

By William Peacock, Esq. | Last updated on

It's the Friday before Memorial Day and the last thing you want to do right now is focus on tasks that require thinking. That's okay. You've worked hard this week, right?

Even if you have a bundle of briefs to complete before the close of business, it's a well-known fact that short breaks actually increase productivity. That's right. Come over to the dark side of procrastination. Take these quizzes, and then return to your work, with your batteries recharged.

What Supreme Court Justice Are You?

If I had to pick one off of the top of my head, I'd say that I'm a younger, better-looking Clarence Thomas. He's concise, seems a bit gruff, and doesn't feel the need to ask unnecessary questions during oral arguments (he's all about the information in the briefs and letting others steal the spotlight). Plus his dissents, while usually quite passionate, are also like three pages long.

This fun personality quiz, courtesy of, takes a flow-chart, or "choose your own adventure" type of approach to the question. Just don't be tempted to cheat, however, as the judges are at the bottom.

Note: Totally scored Clarence Thomas. Best. SCOTUS. Justice. Ever.

Clarence Thomas

Supreme Court Trivia

Okay, this quiz isn't great, but it's a quick twenty questions that vary from historical facts (first SCOTUS Chief Justice was _______) to trivial trivia about the current Nine (Note: thanks to Justice Kagan's recent addition to the bench, one of the questions is out of date. Otherwise, it's not too bad.)

What was my score? 19/20, or 95 percent. I missed the question, "How many Chief Justices have served on the Supreme Court?". I figured (spoiler alert) that with 19th century medicine consisting of bloodletting and mercury poisoning, the number would be a lot higher.

Fantasy SCOTUS

Fantasy baseball is boring. Who cares if Alcides Escobar breaks a .300 on base percentage, besides, well, me? Fantasy SCOTUS is where it's really at. Predict the outcomes of the cases, score points, and gain bragging rights at your local watering hole. "Oh, you drive a Maserati? Well, I guessed the outcome of City of Arlington v. FCC, which stuck to Chevron deference. Bam."

Sound intriguing? We'll see you there, in the Noble and Learned Hands league.

Editor's Note: Full disclosure. This writer may profess to worship Thomas, but he has a Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg screen-saver on his laptop. Bam.

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