Most Memorable Moments From Past Supreme Court Confirmations

06/30/2010 10:32 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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With Elena Kagan in the midst of her third -- and perhaps final day -- in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, we're reminded of some of the more pivotal moments from past confirmation hearings.

From failed-nominee Robert Bork and his liberal foes (led by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy) to the Clarence Thomas hearings to the "wise Latina woman" phrase that grew out of Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation process, these hearings have had their share of fireworks.

The Huffington Post has compiled some of the most memorable moments in Supreme Court confirmation history:

The Most Memorable Moments From Past Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings