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  •  Wasn't Fortas nominated by Johnson? (none)

    That means that the Republicans not only blocked Fortas but they held the seat open for the next president to fill??????????
    •  Yes (none)
      Johnson nominated Fortas to succeed the retiring Earl Warren on June 26, 1968. The filibuster succeeded and Nixon nominated Burger for the slot instead, on May 23 1969.

      Fortas then resigned as an Associate Justice. Nixon nominated Haynsworth, was defeated; Carswell, was defeated; then Hary Blackmun, who was confirmed.

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