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Supreme Court Nominations, 1789 to 2020: Actions by the Senate, the Judiciary Committee, and the President [Updated February 23, 2021]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "The process of appointing Supreme Court Justices has undergone changes over two centuries, but its most basic feature, the sharing of power between the President and Senate, has remained unchanged. To receive a lifetime appointment to the Court, a candidate must, under the 'Appointments Clause' of the Constitution, first be nominated by the President and then confirmed by the Senate. A key role also has come to be played midway in the process by the Senate Judiciary Committee. [...] This report is current through 2020 (the Barrett nomination) and will be updated upon final Senate action on the next nomination to the Supreme Court."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL33225
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2021-02-23
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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