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On This Date in Legal History

On December 17, 1975, the Senate confirmed (in a 98-0 vote) the nomination of John Paul Stevens to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. View the Congressional Record at http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/603_1975.pdf.

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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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Remembering Chief Justice Edward Douglas White

On May 19, 1921, former Chief Justice Edward Douglas White passed away. He served on the United States Supreme Court for 26 years. He was the first Associate Justice to become a Chief Justice on the high court. More noteworthy, … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this date in 1925 President Calvin Coolidge nominated Harlan Fiske Stone to serve as an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. On February 5, 1925, the Senate confirmed his appointment. In 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated … 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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