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Advice & dissent : the struggle to shape the federal judiciary

Author: Sarah A Binder; Forrest Maltzman
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores the state of the federal judicial selection system. Reconstructs the history and contemporary practice of advice and consent, identifying political, institutional causes of conflict over judicial selection and consequences of such battles. Advocates pragmatic reforms of the institutions of judicial selection that harness incentives of presidents and senators together"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah A Binder; Forrest Maltzman
ISBN: 9780815703402 0815703406
OCLC Number: 368046271
Description: xii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The struggle to shape the federal judiciary --
The origins and evolution of advice and consent --
How senators influence the choice of nominees --
The dynamics of Senate confirmation --
Constructing the federal bench --
The consequences of conflict over judicial selection --
Reforming advice and consent.
Other Titles: Struggle to shape the federal judiciary
Advice and dissent
Responsibility: Sarah A. Binder and Forrest Maltzman.

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For better or worse, federal judges in the United States today are asked to resolve some of the nation's most important and contentious public policy issues.  Read more...

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"This book tackles an important and timely topic --the confirmation of lower federal court judges --and does so with originality, objectivity, and methodological sophistication. The authors have a Read more...

 
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