Supreme Court Nominations

443 ABA Journal articles on Supreme Court Nominations.

Any Supreme Court justices considering retirement should not delay, Grassley says

U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has a message for any Supreme Court justices considering retirement—don’t wait.

“I just hope that if there is going…

ABA committee diligently and fairly evaluates credentials of federal judicial nominees
Since 1953, the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary has conducted independent, nonpartisan peer evaluations of the professional qualifications for nominees to the federal bench. The 15-member standing committee is independent of all other ABA activities and is not affected by ABA policies.
Kavanaugh lands in top six in ‘Scalia-ness’ ranking of SCOTUS contenders; who is No. 1?

Before Neil M. Gorsuch became a U.S. Supreme Court justice, a study of potential Supreme Court nominees had rated him as more “Scalia-like” than Chief Justice John G. Roberts…

Trump reportedly considered withdrawing Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination

President Donald Trump reportedly told associates earlier this year that he was thinking about withdrawing Neil M. Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Trump was upset following reports

How serendipity, ‘Star Wars,’ Sunstein and constitutional law intersect
Justice requires great artistry. The narrative arc of our constitutional law saga is full of surprise, mystery and plot reversals.
Congress should end partisan ‘nonsense’ over SCOTUS nominations, Ginsburg tells Chicago crowd
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shared warm memories of her "dear colleague" Antonin Scalia, and called on Congress to end partisanship surrounding Supreme Court nominations in an appearance at a conference on Monday night in Chicago.
Chemerinsky: Gorsuch has quickly made his ideology clear
The most important development in the U.S. Supreme Court in the last year was the appointment and confirmation of Neil Gorsuch. A year ago at this time, many expected Hillary Clinton to be elected president and to see the confirmation of Chief Judge Merrick Garland—or perhaps even someone more liberal—to replace to Justice Antonin Scalia.
Merrick Garland for FBI director? Republican senator raises the possibility with a tweet

A senator who appeared on President Donald Trump’s list of 21 possible Supreme Court nominees has suggested a new position for onetime SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland.

U.S. Sen. Mike…

Trump says he doesn’t know if Kennedy will retire, but he’s got his list; will it be expanded?

President Donald Trump says he has heard rumors about the possible retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, but doesn’t have any special knowledge about the justice’s plans.

In an interview…

Chief justice says partisan confirmation battles create ‘real danger’ for Supreme Court

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Tuesday criticized partisan rancor in the Supreme Court nomination process and warned of a negative impact.

Roberts said the Supreme Court decides cases…

Justice Kennedy is said to be mulling retirement; will Roberts be the swing vote?
The U.S. Supreme Court’s swing voter, 80-year-old Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, is reportedly mulling retirement.
Gorsuch takes two oaths of office to become a Supreme Court justice
Neil Gorsuch took the judicial oath of office on Monday in a public ceremony at the White House. The oath, administered by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, was the second of the day for the new Supreme Court justice.
Gorsuch is confirmed; he will be ‘jumping on a fast treadmill’
The U.S. Senate has approved Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. He will take the place of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Law prof sees ‘nuclear option’ bright side: More interesting SCOTUS nominees
The era of bland and noncontroversial U.S. Supreme Court nominees may be coming to an end. And that may be a good thing. That’s the observation of Harvard law professor Noah Feldman, who sees a bright side to the Senate’s decision Thursday to invoke the “nuclear option” to allow for a vote on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
Senate Republicans approve ‘nuclear option’ to end Gorsuch filibuster
Updated: Senate Republicans on Thursday invoked the "nuclear option," changing the rules to allow them to end a filibuster on Supreme Court nominations by a majority vote. Republicans acted after they were unable to get the 60 votes they needed to end debate on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

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