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Nomination & Confirmation Process Flowchart Example

Flowcharts like this can be used to show the steps of how a Supreme Court justice is nominated and confirmed.





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Recommendation sent to Full Senate
Nomination sent to Senate Judiciary Committee
Nominee sworn in as Supreme Court justice
Approved by majority?
A simple majority of the Senators present and voting is required for the judicial nominee to be confirmed. In case of a tie, the Vice President, who also presides over the Senate, casts the deciding vote.
Cloture vote?
It requires the votes of 3/5 of the Senate or 60 senators
Filibuster
The Senate votes on nomination
The Committee votes on nomination
Hearings
The Committee collect records for nominee and for preparation of hearings
President consults with Senators and nominate a candidate
Presidents "shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint...Judges of the Supreme Court..." U.S. Constitution, art. 2 ยง2, cl. 2
U.S. Supreme Court
Nomination &
Confirmation Process
Nomination declines

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