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U.S. Supreme Court Nominations

Nominees Confirmed

In this section of the guide, please find more information about recent nominees to the Supreme Court who were confirmed by the Senate, using the links in the navigation menu on the left.

As described by the Library of Congress Congressional Research Service:

The procedure for appointing a Justice to the Supreme Court is provided for in the U.S. Constitution in only a few words. The “Appointments Clause” in the Constitution (Article II, Section 2, clause 2) states that the President “shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint ... Judges of the supreme Court.” While the process of appointing Justices has undergone some changes over two centuries, its most essential feature—the sharing of power between the President and the Senate—has remained unchanged: To receive lifetime appointment to the Court, one must first be formally selected (“nominated”) by the President and then approved (“confirmed”) by the Senate.