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The Congressional Research Service’s Supreme Court Appointment Process: Senate Debate and Confirmation Vote report provides, in detail, what happens after the Senate formally receives from the President of the United States the name of a Supreme Court nominee.  Learn about the … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

President Nixon nominated Harry A. Blackmun to the United States Supreme Court. At the time he was a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. On May 12, 1970, the Senate confirmed his nomination by … Continue reading

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On May 10, 2010, President Obama nominated Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed her nomination by a vote of 63-37. See the Senate Roll Call at http://goo.gl/sCXFAA. On August 7, 2010, she was sworn in as … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On November 28, 1975, President Ford nominated Judge John Paul Stevens (from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit) to the United States Supreme Court. Read President Ford’s announcement at https://research.archives.gov/id/7341714. On December 17, 1975, he was confirmed … Continue reading

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Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.

President George W. Bush nominated John G. Roberts, Jr., initially, to fill retiring Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s seat on the United States Supreme Court. However, after Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist passed away on September 3, 2005, on September … Continue reading

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Thurgood Marshall

On August 30, 1967, the Senate confirmed President Johnson’s nominee, Thurgood Marshall, to the United States Supreme Court. View the Congressional Record from that day at http://goo.gl/yKSlzW.

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Sandra Day O’Connor

On July 7, 1981, President Reagan announced his intent to nominate Sandra Day O’Connor to the United States Supreme Court. You’ll find his statement at http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=44042. On August 19, 1981, the President sent a letter to the Senate confirming the … Continue reading

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Former Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite

On this date in 1816 former Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite was born in Lyme, Connecticut.  On January 19, 1874, President Ulysses Grant nominated him to the United States Supreme Court.  On January 21, the Senate confirmed his nomination by … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1975 President Ford nominated Judge John Paul Stevens (from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit) to the United States Supreme Court.  Read President Ford’s announcement at https://research.archives.gov/id/7341714.  On December 17, 1975, he … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court Confirmation Process

The Congressional Research Service’s Supreme Court Appointment Process: Senate Debate and Confirmation Vote report provides, in detail, what happens after the Senate formally receives from the President of the United States the name of a Supreme Court nominee.  Learn about the … Continue reading

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William H. Rehnquist

On this day in ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­1924 William H. Rehnquist was born. In 1972 President Nixon nominated him to the United States Supreme Court, and the Senate confirmed his nomination as an associate justice.  The vote was 68 to 26.  Then in … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 6, 2009, the United States Senate voted 68 to 31 to confirm Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court. View the “U.S. Senate Roll Call Vote” @ http://1.usa.gov/1IOuWuq. Justice Sotomayor became the first Hispanic to serve on the … Continue reading

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On This Date In Legal History

On this date in 1959 the Senate confirmed Potter Stewart’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court.  Read more about this Justice @ http://bit.ly/1R9PL6N.

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