Richard Lugar on Supreme Court Justices

Last Updated : Apr 30, 2012

Summary

Sentor Lugar has voted in favor of every Supreme Court nominee since the availability of electronic records. This includes votes in favor of Justice Ginsburger, Justice Roberts, Justice Alito, Justice Sotomayor, and Justice Kagan. In 2009, Senator Lugar spoke in favor of Justice Sotomayor, stating that she is clearly qualified to serve on the Supreme Court and she has demonstrated a judicial temperament.

 

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

In July of 2009, Senator Lugar released a press statement noting his intention to vote in favor of supporting Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court.

Press Release of Senator Lugar
Lugar statement on Judge Sotomayor

Friday, July 17, 2009

U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar released the following statement on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:

“I have listened to the testimony of Judge Sonia Sotomayor before the Senate Judiciary Committee, carefully reviewed her public service record, and reviewed recommendations from Indiana constituents and colleagues here in the Senate. Judge Sotomayor is clearly qualified to serve on the Supreme Court and she has demonstrated a judicial temperament during her week-long nomination hearing. Judge Sotomayor has had a distinguished career of public service. She is well regarded in the legal community and by her peers. I will vote to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.”

Voting Record

Confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court

In August of 2010, the Senate voted to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court 63-37. Richard Lugar voted to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.

Richard Lugar voted to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.

Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court

In August of 2009, the Senate voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the supreme court 68-31. Richard Lugar voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the supreme court.

Richard Lugar voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the supreme court.

Confirmation of Justice Samuel Alito

In January of 2006, the senate voted to confirm Justice Samuel Alito. Richard Lugar voted in favor of confirming Justice Alito.

Richard Lugar voted in favor of confirming Justice Alito.

Motion to End Debate on Samuel Alito

In 2006, a vote was taken for cloture on the nomination of Justice Samuel Alito. The filibuster of Justice Alito failed to get the votes needed. Richard Lugar voted to end the filibuster.

Richard Lugar voted to end the filibuster.

Confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts

In September of 2005, the Senate voted to confirm John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the United States. Richard Lugar voted in favor of the Chief Justice's confirmation.

Richard Lugar voted in favor of the Chief Justice's confirmation.

Confirmation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court

In August of 1993, the Senate voted to confirm Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court 96-3. Richard Lugar voted to confirm Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court.

Richard Lugar voted to confirm Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court.

Confirmation of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court

In October of 1991, the Senate voted to confirm Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court 52-48. Richard Lugar voted to confirm Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court.

Richard Lugar voted to confirm Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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