DAYS between nomination and . . .

confirmation

rejection/withdrawal

PRESIDENT

NOMINEE

0

20

60

100

Barack Obama

Elena Kagan

87

Sonia Sotomayor

66

George W. Bush

Samuel A. Alito Jr.

82

Harriet Miers

21

John G. Roberts Jr.

(nominated to replace

O’Connor, but switched

to replace Rehnquist)

62

Bill Clinton

Stephen G. Breyer

73

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

50

George H. W. Bush

Clarence Thomas

99

David Souter

69

Ronald Reagan

Anthony M. Kennedy

65

Robert H. Bork

114

Antonin Scalia

85

William H. Rehnquist

(Chief justice nomination)

89

Sandra Day O’Connor

33

Gerald Ford

John Paul Stevens

19

Richard Nixon

William H. Rehnquist

49

Lewis F. Powell Jr.

45

Harry A. Blackmun

27

G. Harrold Carswell

79

Clement Haynsworth Jr.

92

Warren E. Burger

17

Lyndon Johnson

100

Homer Thornberry

Abe Fortas

(Chief justice nomination)

100

78

Thurgood Marshall

14

Abe Fortas

John Kennedy

25

Arthur Goldberg

8

Byron White

Dwight Eisenhower

108

Potter Stewart

17

Charles E. Whittaker

64

William J. Brennan Jr.

65

John Marshall Harlan

49

Earl Warren

Harry Truman

19

Sherman Minton

16

Tom C. Clark

14

Fred M. Vinson

0

Harold H. Burton

Franklin Roosevelt

Wiley Blount Rutledge

28

Robert H. Jackson

25

James F. Byrnes

0

Harlan Stone

15

Frank Murphy

12

William O. Douglas

15

Felix Frankfurter

12

Stanley Forman Reed

10

Hugo Black

5

Herbert Hoover

Benjamin N. Cardozo

9

Owen Roberts

11

John Parker

47

Charles Hughes

10

Calvin Coolidge

Harlan F. Stone

31

Warren Harding

Edward T. Sanford

5

Pierce Butler

16

George Sutherland

0

William Howard Taft

0

Woodrow Wilson

10

John H. Clarke

125

Louis Brandeis

10

James C. McReynolds

William Taft

23

Mahlon Pitney

Joseph R. Lamar

3

Willis Van Devanter

3

Edward White

0

Charles Evans Hughes

7

Horace H. Lurton

7

Theodore Roosevelt

William Henry Moody

9

William R. Day

4

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

2

DAYS between nomination and . . .

confirmation

rejection/withdrawal

PRESIDENT

NOMINEE

0

20

40

60

80

100

120

Barack Obama

Elena Kagan

87

Sonia Sotomayor

66

Samuel A. Alito Jr.

82

George W. Bush

Harriet Miers

21

John G. Roberts Jr. (nominated to replace

O’Connor, but switched to replace Rehnquist)

62

Stephen G. Breyer

73

Bill Clinton

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

50

Clarence Thomas

99

George H. W. Bush

David Souter

69

Anthony M. Kennedy

65

Ronald Reagan

Robert H. Bork

114

Antonin Scalia

85

William H. Rehnquist

(nominated for chief justice)

89

Sandra Day O’Connor

33

John Paul Stevens

19

Gerald Ford

William H. Rehnquist

49

Richard Nixon

Lewis F. Powell Jr.

45

Harry A. Blackmun

27

G. Harrold Carswell

79

Clement Haynsworth Jr.

92

Warren E. Burger

17

Homer Thornberry

100

Lyndon Johnson

(nominated for chief justice)

Abe Fortas

100

Thurgood Marshall

78

Abe Fortas

14

Arthur Goldberg

25

John Kennedy

Byron White

8

Potter Stewart

108

Dwight Eisenhower

Charles E. Whittaker

17

William J. Brennan Jr.

64

John Marshall Harlan

65

Earl Warren

49

Harry Truman

Sherman Minton

19

Tom C. Clark

16

Fred M. Vinson

14

Harold H. Burton

0

Franklin Roosevelt

Wiley Blount Rutledge

28

Robert H. Jackson

25

James F. Byrnes

0

Harlan Stone

15

Frank Murphy

12

William O. Douglas

15

Felix Frankfurter

12

Stanley Forman Reed

10

Hugo Black

5

Herbert Hoover

Benjamin N. Cardozo

9

Owen Roberts

11

John Parker

47

Charles Hughes

10

Calvin Coolidge

Harlan F. Stone

31

Warren Harding

Edward T. Sanford

5

Pierce Butler

16

George Sutherland

0

William Howard Taft

0

Woodrow Wilson

John H. Clarke

10

Louis Brandeis

125

James C. McReynolds

10

William Taft

Mahlon Pitney

23

Joseph R. Lamar

3

Willis Van Devanter

3

Edward White

0

Charles Evans Hughes

7

Horace H. Lurton

7

Theodore Roosevelt

William Henry Moody

9

William R. Day

4

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

2

SOURCE: U.S. Senate Historical Office. GRAPHIC: Dan Keating and Patterson Clark - The Washington Post. Published Feb. 14, 2016.