CRS reports about the confirmation process

Reports about judicial nominations and the confirmation process from the Congressional Research Service (CRS)

  • Types of Committee Hearings, by Richard Sachs, June 24, 2004, 98-317 GOV (pdf)
  • Evolution of the Senate’s Role in the Nomination and Confirmation Process: A Brief History, by Betsy Palmer, March 29, 2005, RL31948 (pdf)
  • Supreme Court Nominations Not Confirmed, 1789-2004, by Henry Hogue, March 21, 2005, RL31171 (pdf)
  • Constitutionality of a Senate Filibuster of a Judicial Nomination,” by Jay R. Shampansky, June 14, 2005, RL32102 (pdf)
  • Cloture Attempts on Nominations, by Richard S. Beth and Betsy Palmer, April 22, 2005, RL32878 (pdf)
  • Senate Consideration of Presidential Nominations: Committee and Floor Procedure, by Elizabeth Rybicki, July 1, 2003, RL31980 (pdf)

Also See

CRS reports about presidential nominations,” Hobnob Blog, October 12, 2005
Senate Judiciary Committee, Nominations,” a collection, from the Library of Congress, of “floor debates (Senate debate while in Executive Session), votes, hearing transcripts and Senate statements (statements made about the nominees outside of Executive Session) of four Supreme Court nominees which were not confirmed by the U.S. Senate”: Robert H. Bork; G. Harrold Carswell, Clement F. Haynsworth; and Homer Thornberry.

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