Failed Nominations to the Supreme Court

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Year Nominated - Nominating PresidentNomineeCircumstances
2005 - G. W. BushWithdrawn
2005 - G. W. BushNomination for Associate J. withdrawn; renominated for Chief J.
1987 - ReaganWithdrew himself under public pressure related to past use of marijuana
1987 - ReaganRejected, 42-58
1970 - NixonRejected, 45-51, based on segregationist and anti-feminist views
1969 - NixonRejected, 45-55
1968 - L. B. JohnsonNominated for seat #8 would vacate; nomination voided by 8's withdrawal
1968 - L. B. JohnsonNomination for Chief J. withdrawn -- seat later went to Warren Burger
1930 - ClevelandRejected, 39-41
1894 - ClevelandRejected, 32-41
1893 - ClevelandRejected, 24-30
1881 - HayesNo action taken; later nominated by Garfield and confirmed 24-23
1874 - GrantWithdrawn
1873- GrantWithdrawn after failed to pass out of Judiciary Committee
1869 - GrantRejected, 24-33
Year Nominated - Nominating PresidentNomineeCircumstances
1866 - A. JohnsonVoided in 1866 when Congress reduced Sup. Court size to 7 (until 1871)
1861 - BuchananRejected, 25-26
1853 - FillmoreFailed
1853 - FillmoreFailed
1852 - FillmoreFailed
1845 - PolkRejected, 20-29
1845 - TylerMotion to consider nomination failed on Senate floor
1845 - TylerNominated twice; nomination tabled twice
1844 - TylerNominated three times; tabled twice and objected to once without further action
1844 - TylerRejected, 21-26
1835 - JacksonNomination for Associate J. postponed indefinitely; later became Chief J.
1828 - J. Q. AdamsPostponed, 23-17, and never reconsidered
1811 - MadisonRejected, 9-24
1795 - WashingtonRecess appointment to Chief Justice for one term; later rejected 10-14.
1793 - WashingtonWithdrawn because nomination violated the Constitution, Art. I, Section 6. Later successfully nominated.

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