Eight U.S. Senators went against the majority of their party during the controversial 1987 Robert Bork confirmation vote; seven of their seats have since flipped for good in subsequent elections.
U.S. Supreme Court
Did the president hint at his potential career ambition of becoming a Supreme Court justice during a recent news conference?
A look back at what Romney and the 2012 GOP field said about the now controversial Chief Justice who wrote to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act.
Obama’s critical comments of the Court outweigh favorable comments by more than a 4:1 margin since taking office.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s net confidence rating during Barack Obama’s presidency is at an all-time low since Gallup’s measurement began in the early 1970s.
Includes panelists from Common Cause Minnesota, Alliance for a Better Minnesota, and the executive director of the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board
Six of the last seven presidents have faced increased opposition to get their second SCOTUS justice seated; Kagan receives third most ‘nay’ votes among successful nominees in history
Only 11 of 111 justices have been born in the 24 states west of the Mississippi River; just 25 percent over the last 50 years
No other state west of the Mississippi River has given birth to more justices than the Gopher State
Over half of Supreme Court Justices throughout history have served in or sought partisan legislative or executive offices