Supreme Court Nominations and Background Information from ProQuest

This guide contains links to information on the nomination process to the Supreme Court, to the current make-up of the Senate Judiciary Committee, information about any current nominees, and links to confirmation hearings.

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Overview

This guide contains links to information on the nomination process to the Supreme Court, to the current make-up of the Senate Judiciary Committee, information about any current nominees, and links to confirmation hearings.  

Note: Only those nominees for whom hearings were held are listed here.

All links in this guide work for Vanderbilt patrons and other institutions owning the digital hearings on ProQuest. Institutions with Congressional Basic and the historic indexes may want use the following search: start on the Advanced Search page, select only Hearings from the doc type on the left, and use this syntax: "supreme court" and (nominat* or confirm*) 

This will bring back some hits for nominees to state supreme courts and federal courts, but put the search in chronological order, and you should be able to easily browse to find the nominations.

lternatively, search on the candidates name (in all fields including full text) for hearings just on that nominee.

Original text of guide courtesy Andrea Sevetson, ProQuest

Senate Judiciary Committee Membership

Senate Judiciary Committee Membership