The Supreme Court is the Nation’s highest court, and it is comprised of eight Associate Justices and one Chief Justice. Like all Article III Federal judges, Supreme Court Justices serve lifetime appointments on the Court. Decisions by the Supreme Court can have far-reaching effects, and Senator Leahy has chaired many Committee hearings about the impact of these decisions on every day Americans.
Senator Leahy has participated in the confirmation process for each of the current Justices on the Supreme Court, and he has cast votes on the nominations of more than a dozen Supreme Court Justices in his Senate tenure. As the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Leahy plays an important leadership role in the confirmation process for all Supreme Court nominees.
More information about the confirmation process, the Supreme Court and nominations, visit the Senate Judiciary Committee’s website.