Bench Memos

Law & the Courts

Previous Senate Vote

Also look for President Obama to argue, with respect to his Supreme Court nominee, that the Senate’s unanimous or lopsided vote for that person for a lower-court seat (along with nice things senators said at that time) somehow prevents the Senate from taking a very different view of the Supreme Court nomination. To take one of many counterexamples, please note that Robert H. Bork was confirmed to the D.C. Circuit by a unanimous-consent voice vote. 


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