Sunday, February 14, 2016

Timeline of the 7-month Lewis Powell vacancy

Justice Lewis Powell retired June 26, 1987.

President Reagan nominated Robert Bork on July 1, but he was not confirmed by the Senate on October 23.

Douglas Ginsburg was nominated in turn on October 29, but subsequently withdrew.

Anthony Kennedy was nominated on November 30, and confirmed on February 3, 1988, with just under a year left in Reagan's presidency.

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