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U.S. Supreme Court Nominations

Guide to the publications by and concerning nominees to the Supreme Court from 2005 to the present, including nomination and other congressional documents


On June 27, 2018, Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he would retire effective July 31, 2018, creating a vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States. On July 10, 2018, President Trump announced the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh was confirmed on October 6, 2018.

Links to selected resources regarding Justice Kavanaugh appear on his subpage, which can be found on the left-hand side of this page, under the menu titled "Nominees Confirmed." Links to selected resources, nomination documents, and web resources with respect to the nominations of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. and Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Samuel Alito, as well as the nominations of Merrick B. Garland and Harriet E. Miers, can also be found via the menus on the left-hand side of the page.

Carol Highsmith. U.S. Supreme Court building, Washington, D.C.
Carol Highsmith. U.S. Supreme Court building, Washington, D.C. [between 1980 and 2006]. Highsmith (Carol M.) Archive. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.