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Constitutional Law


Article II of the Constitution grants the President the power to appoint Judges of the Supreme Court by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Becasue Supreme Court Justices are appointed for life, each nomination to the Supreme Court has a long-lasting influence on the Court, Congressional and Presidential Acts, and the day-to-day life of every American.

This guide is designed to explain the nomination process and to provide resources for further research on the nomination process.


This Ted ED video provides a great overview of the Supreme Court Nominations process.