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

Judicial appointments are one of the longest-lasting legacies for a president—with judges serving decades beyond that president’s four- or eight-year term. And the selection of Kennedy’s successor could affect the balance of the court for years to come.