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On February 13, 2016, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia died after serving for nearly thirty years on the Supreme Court of the United States.  President Obama announced the nomination of Merrick B. Garland, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to replace Justice Scalia on March 16, 2016.  This is President Obama’s third nomination to the nation’s highest court, following his selection of Associate Justice Elena Kagan in May 2010 and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor in June 2009.

Links to selected resources regarding Chief Judge Garland appear below; additional material 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 A. Alito, as well as the nomination of Harriet E. Miers, also appear below.

Selected Resources Nomination Documents Web Resources
Merrick B. Garland
Elena Kagan
Sonia Sotomayor
Samuel A. Alito
Harriet E. Miers
John G. Roberts
Judicial Nominations
Confirmed
Not Confirmed
Merrick B. Garland
Elena Kagan
Sonia Sotomayor
Samuel A. Alito
Harriet E. Miers
John G. Roberts
Judicial Nominations

Last Updated: 03/17/2016