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History of Supreme Court Nominations

This database features the complete print series Supreme Court of the U.S. Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee, scholarly articles, and more!

Overview

History of Supreme Court Nominations

HeinOnline’s History of Supreme Court Nominations database includes the complete series  Supreme Court of the U.S. Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee by Roy M. Mersky and J. Myron Jacobstein, and continued by Tobe Liebert and then William H. Manz. This ongoing series is considered to be the definitive documentary history of the nominations and confirmation process of both successful and unsuccessful nominations to the Court up through Brett Kavanagh.

Each nomination includes relevant materials, such as:

  • Confirmation hearing
  • Memoranda drafted
  • Pre-nomination speculation
  • Transcript on the nomination
  • Presidential statements
  • Nomination announcement
  • Senate Judiciary Committee vote
  • Resignation announcements
  • Confirmation date