Policy Essentials

How a Supreme Court Justice Gets Confirmed

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According to the U.S. Constitution, the president “shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate shall appoint ... Judges of the Supreme Court.” While the exact process for Supreme Court confirmations has varied from era to era, the Senate has always played a central role in vetting nominees.

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Breakdown of a supreme court justice getting confirmed

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