Alito Hearings: A Comparison of Days to Confirmation

By January 13, 2006Judicial Nominations

On the off chance that there’s anyone who watched the Alito hearings that doesn’t believe that the level of discourse in Washington as deteriorated, here’s a comparison of how many days it took some other Supreme Court nominees to get confirmed after their nominations:

O’Connor: 33
Kennedy: 63
Ginsburg: 41
Breyer: 72

As of today, by our count, it’s been about 74 days since Judge Alito was nominated. Others had much shorter hearings, as we’ve discussed, and answered far fewer questions.

Here’s a roster of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Tell them the whole country is watching, and it’s time for them to do their job and confirm this great judge to the US Supreme Court.