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Supreme Court Nomination Hearings


Here are the complete transcripts of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on selected Supreme Court justice nominations since 1971. (File sizes are extremely large and may be slow to open. All files are in PDF.)

Neil M. Gorsuch

Mar 20, 21, 22, 23, 2017

Elena Kagan

S.Hrg. 111-1044,  Jun 28, 29, 30 and Jul 1, 2010

Sonia Sotomayor

S.Hrg. 111-503,  Jul 13, 14, 15, 16, 2009

Samuel A. Alito, Jr.

S.Hrg. 109-277,  Jan 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2006

John G. Roberts, Jr.

S.Hrg. 109-158,   Sep 12, 13, 14, 15, 2005

Stephen G. Breyer

S.Hrg. 103-715,   Jul 12, 13, 14, 15, 1994                                  

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

S.Hrg. 103-482,   Jul 20, 21, 22, 23, 1993      

Clarence Thomas

S.Hrg. 102-1084, parts 1-4

Part 1, Sep 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 1991

Part 2, Sep 17 and 19, 1991    

Part 3, Sep 20, 1991    

Part 4, Oct 11, 12, 13, 1991

Part 4 Errata

David H. Souter

S.Hrg. 101-1263,  Sep 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 1990

Anthony M. Kennedy

S.Hrg. 100-1037,  Dec 14, 15, 16, 1987

William H. Rehnquist (to be Chief Justice)

S.Hrg. 99-1067,  Jul 29, 30, 31 and Aug 1, 1986

Antonin Scalia

S.Hrg. 99-1064,  Aug 5 and 6, 1986

Sandra Day O'Connor

No. 87-101,  Sep 9, 10, 11, 1981

John Paul Stevens

No. 63-774,  Dec 8, 9, 10, 1975

William H. Rehnquist (to be Associate Justice)

No. 69-267,  Nov 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 1971

Lewis F. Powell Jr.

No. 69-267,  Nov 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 1971