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Collected below are floor debates (Senate debate while in Executive Session), votes, hearing transcripts and Senate statements (statements made about the nominees outside of Executive Session) of selected Supreme Court Justices. Retrospective files of past justices will be added in the coming months.

Please note that these documents are in PDF format and some can be very large in size.

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Nominee Nominated Confirmed Documents Nominated by / Replacement for
Sonia Sotomayor 06/01/2009 08/06/2009 Floor Debates
Floor Vote
Hearings
Senate Floor Statements
Barack Obama / David H. Souter
Samuel A. Alito 11/10/2005 01/31/2006 Floor Debates
Floor Vote
Hearings
Senate Floor Statements
George W. Bush / Sandra Day O'Connor
John G. Roberts* 09/06/2005 09/29/2005 Floor Debates
Floor Vote
Hearings
Senate Floor Statements
George W. Bush / William H. Rehnquist
Stephen G. Breyer 05/17/1994 07/29/1994 Floor Debates
Floor Vote
Hearings
Senate Floor Statements
Executive Report
William J. Clinton / Harry A. Blackmun
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 06/14/1993 08/03/1993 Floor Debates
Floor Vote
Hearings
Senate Floor Statements
Executive Report
William J. Clinton / Byron R. White
Clarence Thomas 07/08/1991 10/15/1991 Floor Debates
Floor Vote
Hearings
-Part 1
-Part 2
-Part 3
-Part 4
-Part 4 (Errata)
Senate Floor Statements
George H. W. Bush / Thurgood Marshall
David H. Souter 07/25/1990 10/02/1990 Floor Debates
Floor Vote
Hearings
Senate Floor Statements
George H. W. Bush / William J. Brennan
Anthony M. Kennedy 11/30/1987 02/03/1988 Floor Debates
Floor Vote
Hearings
Senate Floor Statements
Ronald Reagan / Lewis F. Powell
Antonin Scalia 06/24/1986 09/17/1986 Floor Debates
Floor Vote
Hearings
Senate Floor Statements
Ronald Reagan / William H. Rehnquist
William H. Rehnquist** 06/20/1986 09/17/1986 Floor Debates
Floor Vote
Hearings
Senate Floor Statements
Ronald Reagan / Warren E. Burger
Sandra Day O'Connor 08/19/1981 09/21/1981 Floor Debates
Floor Vote
Hearings
Senate Floor Statements
Ronald Reagan / Potter Stewart
John Paul Stevens 11/28/1975 12/17/1975 Floor Debates
Floor Vote
Hearings
Senate Floor Statements
Gerald R. Ford / William O. Douglas
William H. Rehnquist 10/22/1971 12/10/1971 Floor Debates
Floor Vote
Hearings
Senate Floor Statements
Richard M. Nixon / John M. Harlan

* As Chief Justice.

** Elevated to Chief Justice

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Last Updated: 02/28/2014