Love them or hate them, more than half of all American presidents started with careers in law but ended up leading a country. What you may not know is that many 2016 presidential hopefuls have close ties to judges—whether it’s a spouse, sister, parent, or a judge they have clerked for.

Since several U.S. Supreme Court nominations are likely to be in the hands of the next Commander and Chief, here is a look at the judges who have helped shape the 2016 presidential contenders.

Featured image: “Law, Justice, Gavel.” from Shutterstock.

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