Materials Discussing the Process of Selecting and Confirming a Supreme Court Nominee

These materials discuss the Constitutional basis and other aspects of the nomination and approval of Supreme Court justices. The links below may be accessed by lexis.com subscribers. Non-subscribers may obtain research packages by the day, week, or month at lexisONE . Appointment of "judges...

Opinions and Articles Written by Justice John Paul Stevens

On April 9, 2010, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens informed the White House that he would step down as of the Court's summer recess. Justice Stevens, age 89, has served on the Supreme Court for 34 years. Read the retirement letter that Justice Stevens sent to President Obama . Justice Stevens...

Legal Articles Written by Solicitor General Elena Kagan

President Barack Obama has announced his second nomination to the United States Supreme Court. He has chosen Elena Kagan, the current Solicitor General of the United States, to fill the United States Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. Unlike the more recent appointees...

Historic Moment: 3 Women to Serve Together on Supreme Court as Senate Confirms Elena Kagan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate voted 63-37 today to confirm Elena Kagan as the 112th justice and fourth woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Five Republicans, the two Senate independents and all but one Democrat supported President Barack Obama's second appointment to the high court in a year...