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With the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, 2016, a vacancy was created on the Supreme Court of the United States. On January 31, 2017, President Trump announced the nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. This is President Trump’s first nomination to the nation’s highest court. The Senate Judiciary Committee began holding hearings regarding Gorsuch’s confirmation on March 20, 2010. Gorsuch was confirmed on April 7, 2017.

Links to selected resources regarding Judge Gorsuch 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 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
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: 04/12/2017