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United States Supreme Court Research: Justices: Nomination & Appointment

Researching the history, justices and opinions of the United States Supreme Court in print and online.

U.S. Congressional Research Service Reports (publicly accessible)

The U.S. Congressional Research Service is a collection of research "produced by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) for the United States Congress. By law, CRS works exclusively for Congress, providing timely, objective, and authoritative research and analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of political party affiliation."  See: About Site & FAQs.

Tips: Use the keyword search feature to find material about your topic. Alternatively, to view a full list of CRS material, leave the search bar empty and click: Search. The filters on the left side of the page can be used to narrow down the results.

  • Suggested keyword searches:
    • Supreme Court appointment
    • Supreme Court nomination
    • Enter: name of a Supreme Court nominee

CRS indexes thousands of reports. CRS reports "provide Congress with both anticipatory and on-demand research and analysis to support their legislative, oversight, and representational duties. All reports adhere to the core values of CRS; they are authoritative, objective and nonpartisan.”  See: About Site & FAQs.

Below are some recent examples: 

HeinOnline: History of Supreme Court Nominations (subscription)

Multi-volume Series: Supreme Court Justices: Nomination

Note: A searchable, continuing, digital version of the print source described below is available in: HeinOnline: History of Supreme Court NominationsClick here for a description of this HeinOnline database.

Books: Supreme Court Justices: Nomination & Appointment