The Lautenberg Record

The vote to confirm Samuel Alito will be Frank Lautenberg’s tenth vote on a nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court since he went to the Senate in 1982. He has voted for the confirmation of four Justices — Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia — and against the confirmation of five: John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, David Souter, Robert Bork and William Rehnquist. Jon Corzine voted on only one confirmation, in 2005 when he voted no on Roberts. During his eighteen years in the Senate, Bill Bradley voted on nine high court confirmations. He supported Sandra Day O’Connor, Scalia, Ginsburg and Breyer, and opposed Rehnquist, Bork, Souter and Thomas. Harrison Williams voted on twelve Supreme Court nomnations while in the Senate from 1959 to 1982: he supported Potter Stewart, Abe Fortas, Byron White, Arthur Goldberg, Thurgood Marshall, Warren Burger, Harry Blackmun, Lewis Powell and John Paul Stevens, and voted against Clement Haynsworth, Harrold Carswell, and Rehnquist. During his 24 years in the Senate, Clifford Case voted yes on the confirmations of John Harlan, William Brennan, Charles Whitaker, Stewart, Fortas, White, Goldberg, Marshall, Burger, Blackmun, Powell and Stevens, and no on Haynsworth, Carswell, and Rehnquist. The Alito nomination will be Senator Robert Menendez’s first vote on the confirmation of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

The Lautenberg Record