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Table 2

Percentage of Courts of Appeals Nominees Not Confirmed Calculated by Ultimate Outcome of Individual Nominees


















Presidents Reagan and

George H.W. Bush
(1987 - 1992)


President Clinton
(1995 - 2000)


100th Congress - Democratic Control



26 nominations - 9 ultimately not confirmed

104th Congress - Republican Control



17 nominations - 3 ultimately not confirmed

101st Congress - Democratic Control



23 nominations - 1 ultimately not confirmed

105th Congress - Republican Control



23 nominations - 5 ultimately not confirmed

102nd Congress - Democratic Control



30 nominations - 10 ultimately not confirmed

106th Congress - Republican Control



28 nominations - 16 ultimately not confirmed

Total
Out of 79 nominations, 20 ultimately not confirmed =

25.4 percent not confirmed

Total: out of 68 nominations, 24 ultimately not confirmed =

35.3 percent not confirmed


Clinton non-confirmation rate is 39 percent higher than Reagan-Bush non-confirmation rate

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