Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Supreme Court nominees - not all are confirmed
|As a matter of fact, almost one third of those nominated were not confirmed. Not the slam dunk the administration says is "traditional".|
Since the Court was established in 1789, how many Supreme Court nominees submitted to the Senate were not confirmed?
27 You Are Correct
27 of the 150 people nominated to sit as a justice on the Supreme Court have failed to reach Senate confirmation. The first nominee to be rejected by the Senate was John Rutledge in 1795.
(Rutledge, Rutledge, name sounds familiar but I just can't place it.)