9 Fictional Characters We’d Like To See Make Up The Supreme Court

In a world where basic rights end up a 5-4 vote, we need a SCOTUS we can trust. Besides, it’s hard to believe some of our real justices even exist.

1. Chief Justice Steve Rodgers (“Captain America”)

Appointed by: Bush Sr.
Influential Decision (which made him/her want to be a Justice): District of Columbia v. Heller (2008)
Bio: Captain America, who fought bravely for America’s interests, turned in his shield for a gavel to serve as Chief Justice. His only awkward moments in court come when others on the bench make pop culture references he doesn’t understand.

2. Justice Chief (“Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?”)

Appointed by: Carter
Influential Decision: Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
Bio: After spreading the fun of geography and a cappella music to the children of the globe, this crime fighter was appointed by Carter – his last ditch effort to look tough. And yes, the “Chief” confusion with Cap does get old.

3. Justice Atticus Finch (“To Kill a Mockingbird”)

Appointed by: Obama
Influential Decision: Loving v. Virginia (1967)
Bio: The only real lawyer on this list, Atticus continues to fight for those without a voice in society. He also brings a little intensity to the bench, as this is the only pose he ever has. But Scout keeps him in check, serving as his best law clerk.

4. Justice Veronica Mars (“Veronica Mars”)

Appointed by: Clinton (duh)
Influential Decision: Katz v. United States (1967)
Bio: The super smart and super snarky teenage detective grew up to be one of the country’s greatest investigators. Her skills translate well to the bench, where she grills the hell out of the presenting lawyers. She was never a fan of Katz because she didn’t want the government to easily bug her suspects, like she does.

5. Justice Ron Hunter (“Crimson Tide”)

Appointed by: Bush Jr.
Influential Decision: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2008)
Bio: The badass commander of the USS Alabama had to mutiny against Gene Hackman (Who goes against Lex Luthor?!), break out of holding, rally his crew, and take a few punches to prevent his submarine from starting World War III. He’s also the only Justice to recognize the superiority of Kirby’s Silver Surfer.

6. Justice Dana Scully (“The X-Files”)

Appointed by: Clinton (again, obviously)
Influential Decision: Stenberg v. Carhart (2000)
Bio: Scully makes a perfect Justice because she always seeks the truth, even in the face of aliens, government conspiracies, or Robert Patrick. Her continued fight for medical rights has saved countless lives.

7. Justice Jack Bauer (“24”)

Appointed by: Reagan
Influential Decision: U.S. v. Nixon (1974)
Bio: A controversial choice by Reagan in his later years. Bauer, like Cap, turned in his gun for a gav…who are we kidding, there’s no way Jack gave up his gun! Justice Bauer hates corruption on the executive level and is willing to do whatever it takes to save the country. He also had the SCOTUS basketball court converted into a shooting range.

8. Justice Lisa Simpson (“The Simpsons”)

Appointed by: Obama
Influential Decision: Tinker v. Des Moines (1969)
Bio: Springfield’s greatest success story since Lurleen Lumpkin, Lisa continued to gobble up all the knowledge she could. On the bench, she’s a walking, talking law library - able to cite cases on the fly. Her only downfall is when she’s forced to recuse herself from the many criminal cases involving Bart.

9. Justice Mouth of Sauron (“The Lord of the Rings”)

Appointed by: Nixon
Influential Decision: Korematsu v. United States (1944)
Bio: …every court needs a Scalia.

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