Supreme Court Appointment and Nomination

Supreme Court Appointment Process: Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee,” CRS Report R44236, September 22, 2020 (31-page PDFPDF)

Supreme Court Appointment Process: President’s Selection of a Nominee,” CRS Report R44235, September 28, 2020 (32-page PDFPDF)

Confirmation of U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations During Presidential Election Years: Frequently Asked Questions,” CRS Report R46533, September 18, 2020 (31-page PDFPDF)

Supreme Court Nominations, 1789 to 2018: Actions by the Senate, the Judiciary Committee, and the President,” CRS Report RL33225, October 9, 2020 (54-page PDFPDF)

Supreme Court Appointment Process: Senate Debate and Confirmation Vote,” CRS Report R44234, October 16, 2020 (32-page PDFPDF)

Nomination / Confirmation (

The Constitution of the United States, Article. II. Section. 2. Civilian Power over Military, Cabinet, Pardon Power, Appointments

Filibuster, Cloture, Presidential Nominations, Article II Section 2 – CRS Reports

Supreme Court Nominations

Chapter 8.B. Nominations in Congressional Procedure

Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America’s Highest Court,” by Ilya Shapiro


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