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Most Americans clueless about high court

No wonder retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has been a proponent of civics education. In a new national survey by, only 35 percent of Americans could name a member of the high court, and only 1 percent could name all nine members. The best-known is the one who says the least from the bench: Justice Clarence Thomas, named by 19 percent of those surveyed. Only 15 percent could name Justice Sonia Sotomayor (in photo), despite her polarizing confirmation hearings last summer.