After a nomination process that culminated in a public FBI investigation, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed largely along party lines 50-48.
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Explore the votes of Hattie Wyatt Caraway, the first woman elected to the Senate
President Reagan's nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Robert Bork, found his nomination defeated in the Senate. His name subsequently became a verb, meaning 'to attack or defeat a nominee unfairly through an organized campaign of harsh public criticism or vilification'.
President Clinton was acquited of obstruction of justice charges in his impeachment trial, a two-thirds majority vote having been necessary to convict.