History of Supreme Court Nominations
Featuring the definitive documented history of both successful and unsuccessful Supreme Court nominations through that of Associate Amy Coney Barrett.
About the History of Supreme Court Nominations Database
HeinOnline’s History of Supreme Court Nominations features the complete series of Supreme Court of the U.S. Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee by Roy M. Mersky and J. Myron Jacobstein. In addition, users can search more than 400 titles containing relevant government documents, scholarly articles, and bibliographies applicable to each Supreme Court Justice.
Coverage of Supreme Court Justices
Users will find nomination materials and confirmation documents (where applicable) for the following Supreme Court Justices:
Database Tools and Features
If you’d like to further explore that process, HeinOnline’s History of Supreme Court Nominations collects an impressive array of primary and secondary sources. Those sources include this excellent CRS report on what goes into the President’s selection of a nominee. There are also helpful CRS reports on the rest of the process, including one on the nominee’s consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee and another discussing the limitations and customs surrounding the questions Senators ask judicial nominees during confirmation hearings.Gerard Fowke, The Blackacre Times, February 1, 2022