• A previous line-up of the Supreme Court of the United States of America (1975 - 1981)

History

  • December 31, 1974 - William Douglas suffered a stroke
  • Seven justices votes to postpone cases where Douglas's vote may make a difference
  • November 12, 1975 - Douglas retired, assuming he could continue as a senoir judge and ending the previous court
  • December 19, 1975 - John Paul Stevens took seat on the Supreme Court after being nominated by Gerald Ford and being confirmed 98-0

  • June 18, 1981 - Potter Stewart anounced his retirement
  • Early July, 1981 - Stewart stepped down
  • July 7, 1981 - Ronald Reagan announced he would nominate Sandra Day O'Connor
  • August 19, 1981 - O'Connor nominated
  • September 9, 1981 - Confirmation hearing begin
  • September 21, 1981 - O'Connor confirmed 99-0

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Cases decided:

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