ABSTRACT

Supreme Court Vacancies That Arose During One Presidency and Were Filled During a Different Presidency [April 5, 2016]   [open pdf - 231KB]

"This CRS [Congressional Research Service] Insight provides data and analysis related to Supreme Court vacancies since 1797 that arose during one presidency and were filled during a different presidency. As of this writing, Senate debate on the current vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, 2016, has focused, in part, on whether to confirm a successor to Justice Scalia prior to a new President taking office on January 20, 2017. Note that this Insight does not take a position as to when the Senate might approve a new Justice for the Court. This Insight is not intended to provide a comprehensive analysis of the Supreme Court nomination and confirmation process."

Report Number:
CRS Insight, IN10469
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Date:
2016-04-05
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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pdf
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