Top Ten ‘No’ Votes For Successful Supreme Court Nominees, 1967-Present

The ten most votes cast against successful Supreme Court nominees since 1966. Should he be confirmed, Brett Kavanaugh could break the record.

(1) Clarence Thomas (R), 1991 — 48
(2) Neil Gorsuch (R), 2017 — 45
(3) Samuel Alito (R), 2005 — 42
(4) Elena Kagan (D), 2010 — 37
(5) William Rehnquist CJ (R), 1986 — 26
(6) Sonia Sotomayor (D), 2009 — 31
(7) Rehnquist (R), 1971 — 26
(8) John Roberts (R), 2005 — 22
(9) Thurgood Marshall (D), 1967 — 11
(10) tie: David Souter (R), 1990 — 9
(10) tie: Stephen Breyer (D), 1994 — 9

1 Response

  1. Noemi Levine says:

    Kavanaugh and Thomas, the dynamic duo. I can’t even think of anything sufficiently nasty to say about them.

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