The Supreme Court Appointment Process

This 2010 CRS report – Supreme Court Appointment Process: Roles of the Presidet, Judiciary Committee, and Senate – spells out the steps in what can be a long, politically-tinged process. Other informative reports from CRS include: Speed of Presidential and Senate Actions on Supreme Court Nominations, 1900-2010; Supreme Court Nominations Not Confirmed, 1789-August 2010; Supreme Court Nominations: Senate Floor Procedure and Practice, 1789-2011; Supreme Court Appointment Process: President’s Selection of a Nominee; Supreme Court Appointment Process: Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee; Supreme Court Appointment Process: Senate Debate and Confirmation Vote; Questioning Supreme Court Nominees About Their Views on Legal or Constitutional Issues: A Recurring Issue; and Supreme Court Justices: Demographic Characteristics, Professional Experience, and Legal Education, 1789-2010.

This NPR report adds some additional information: 7 Things To Know About Presidential Appointments To The Supreme Court.

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