How a Supreme Court Nominee Is Confirmed

See what it takes to get a justice appointed to the Supreme Court.

— -- The process of getting a Supreme Court nominee appointed to the bench is intensive. When there's a vacancy in the highest court in the land, the constitution lays out the responsibilities of the president and Senate to fill the open seat. But there's a lot that needs to happen along the way. Here's what it takes to get from nomination to appointment in the Supreme Court of the United States.