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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 February 25, 2022, President Biden announced his intent to nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia for the Supreme Court. On April 7, 2022, the Senate voted 53-47 to confirm Judge Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court. To learn more about Ketanji Brown Jackson, visit this guide’s "Nominees Confirmed" page.

Additionally, links to selected resources with respect to the nominations of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. and Associate Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Samuel Alito, as well as the nominations of Merrick B. Garland and Harriet E. Miers, can be found via the menus on the left-hand side of this page.

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