Of 154 nominations to the Supreme Court between 1789 and 2004, 34 did not win Senate confirmation, according to a March 21 report, Supreme Court Nominations Not Confirmed, 1789-2004, written by Congressional Research Service analyst Henry B. Hogue. The 34 nominations represent 29 individuals — some nominated more than once. Of those 29, five were later nominated again and confirmed.

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