Confirming a Supreme Court Justice

Confirming a Supreme Court Justice

The road to confirmation of a Supreme Court justice involves several steps set forth by the Constitution and carried out by the Senate. 

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Confirming a Supreme Court Justice

It can be a harrowing process for a nominee and their family as senators, the media, and others dig into their past, particularly looking for scandals and juicy details that might derail the nomination. 

Neil Gorsuch is an eminently qualified and well-respected judge with a record that demonstrates he cares about religious liberty, the separation of powers, and the original public meaning of the Constitution and the laws he interprets. He should be confirmed as soon as possible.  

Read more in Heritage's booklet "Supreme Consequences" on judicial appointments