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On June 27, 2018, Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he will retire effective July 31, 2018, creating a vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States. On July 10, 2018, President Trump announced the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. This is President Trump’s second nomination to the nation’s highest court.

Links to selected resources regarding Judge Kavanaugh appear below; additional materials will be added. Links to selected resources, nomination documents, and web resources with respect to the nominations of Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Associate Justices Neil M. Gorsuch, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Samuel Alito, as well as the nominations of Merrick B. Garland and Harriet E. Miers, also appear below.

Selected Resources Nomination Documents Web Resources
Brett M. Kavanaugh   Brett M. Kavanaugh
Neil M. Gorsuch Confirmed Neil M. Gorsuch
Merrick B. Garland Not Confirmed Merrick B. Garland
Elena Kagan Confirmed Elena Kagan
Sonia Sotomayor Confirmed Sonia Sotomayor
Samuel A. Alito Confirmed Samuel A. Alito
Harriet E. Miers Not Confirmed Harriet E. Miers
John G. Roberts Confirmed John G. Roberts
Judicial Nominations   Judicial Nominations

Last Updated: 07/10/2018