The Ugly History of Supreme Court Nominee Showdowns

The Ugly History of Supreme Court Nominee Showdowns

Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty ImagesMaking it to the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States is one sweet gig. They go through vigorous questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee, sometimes in very public forums. It's great work, yes, being a Supreme Court Justice. Kavanaugh was nominated by Trump to take over the seat of retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, and things turned ugly quickly. President Richard Nixon had two Supreme Court nominees rejected — Clement Haynsworth Jr. in 1970 and G. Harrold Carswell in 1969.

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