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Supreme Court Nominations and Background

About this Guide

This guide contains links to information on the nomination process to the Supreme Court, information about any current nominees, and links to confirmation hearings.  

President Trump's Nominee of July 9, 2018, Brett Kavanaugh

President Trump's Nominee of January 31, 2017, Neil Gorsuch

Please note that the infomation on this page comes from a variety of  ProQuest resources so it may be that your institutional subscriptions do not include some of this material. 

President Obama's Nominee of March 16, 2016, Merrick Garland

Previous Appointments


CRS Reports with information on Garland's previous nominations (some information may be repetitive)


CRS Reports on Merrick Garland