Supreme Court Nominations and Confirmations Throughout the Years

Chicago Lawyers Chapter - Online Event

The Supreme Court was established in 1789 and first assembled in 1790. Since that time, presidents have nominated 164 people to serve on the Court and the Senate has confirmed 127. How has the process of Supreme Court nominations and confirmations changed since our founding? How has the Senate’s “advice and consent” role changed? What caused these changes? What lessons can we learn from Judge Bork's confirmation hearings? What will the future hold? Come hear the views of four experts who have spent a career studying and influencing Supreme Court nominations and confirmations.



Carrie Campbell Severino - President, Judicial Crisis Network and co-author of the bestselling book Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Court

Mike Davis - Founder and President, Article III Project

Frank Scaturro - attorney and writer, former Counsel to the Constitution for the Senate Judiciary Committee, and current Vice-President and Senior Counsel of the Judicial Crisis Network

Moderator Professor John O. McGinnis - George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law