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U.S. Supreme Court

A great place to start your research on the U.S. Supreme Court and its decisions.

Background on Nominations Process

Resources on Nominations

Library of Congress: Supreme Court Nominations: selected floor debates, votes, hearing transcripts and Senate statements from 2005 onward.

Library of Congress: Supreme Court Nominations Web Archive: blogs, academic articles, Congressional press releases, and media articles dating back to 2005.

The Supreme Court of the United States: Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee, 1916- : KF 8744 J8

GPO's Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Supreme Court Nomination Hearings, 1971 onward: Committee page and by justice

Research files of John P. Frank on U.S. Supreme Court nominations: Tarlton Archives

See also ABA's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, which evaluates the professional qualifications of federal court nominees, including those to the Supreme Court.

Navigating Tarlton's Collection

C-SPAN Video Library: Confirmation Hearings

C-SPAN Video Library has a series dedicated to footage of various Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings. The video clip below is a sample.