S.J.Res. 19 (95th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States with respect to the reconfirmation of judges after a term of eight years.


Feb 1, 1977
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on February 1, 1977, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Harry Byrd Jr.

Senator from Virginia


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

2/1/1977--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Requires that justices of the Supreme Court and judges of inferior Federal courts be reconfirmed by the Senate every eight years. Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 1, 1977

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 19”). A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.


9 cosponsors (5D, 4R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
S.J.Res. 13 (93rd) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 9, 1973

H.J.Res. 1102 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 1, 1978

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