Supreme Court Justices

Summary

Votes to confirm supreme court justices as well as any viewpoints expressed by the Senator or Congressman are displayed under the "Supreme Court Justices" tab. Any video available concerning questioning of the candidate will be shown as well. 

The confirmations of Justice Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor are covered as controversies for President Obama.

 

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In August of 1993 the Senate voted to confirm Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the supreme court in a 96-3 vote.

 

Chief Justice John Roberts

In September of 2005, the Senate voted to confirm John Roberts to be the Chief Justice of the supreme court. The vote was a 78-22 decision.

 

Justice Samuel Alito

In January of 2006, the Senate voted to confirm Samuel Alito to the supreme court. The vote passed 58-42.

 

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

In August of 2009, the Senate voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the supreme court in a 68-31 vote.

 

Justice Elena Kagan

In August of 2010, the Senate voted to confirm Elena Kagan to the supreme court in a 63-37 vote.

 

Significant Votes

The votes that the senate has cast on supreme court justices are shown below. This includes cloture votes to end debate. 

Senate Votes on Supreme Court Justices
YearRoll CallLegislation
1991220Confirmation of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court
1993232Confirmation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court
2005245Confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts
20062Confirmation of Justice Samuel Alito
20061Motion to End Debate on Samuel Alito
2009262Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court
2010229Confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court