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The Federal appointments process : a constitutional and historical analysis

Author: Michael J Gerhardt
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, ©2003.
Series: Constitutional conflicts.; e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Rev. and expanded, pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Provides a historical analysis of the US federal appointments process and proposes reform measures for that process.

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Gerhardt, Michael J., 1956-
Federal appointments process.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2005280637
(OCoLC)53030141
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Gerhardt
ISBN: 9780822384977 0822384973
OCLC Number: 191222408
Notes: "Paperback edition."
Description: 1 online resource (lxxxv, 406 pages).
Contents: Part 1. the origins, structure, and evolution of the federal appointments process. Chapter 1: the original understanding of the federal appointments process. The Founders' Deliberations on Allocating the Federal Appointments Authority. The Senate's Prenomination Role. The Constitutional Limits on Presidential and Senatorial Discretion in the Appointments Process. Chapter 2: the structure of the federal appointments process. The Significance of a Single Appointments Clause. The Presumption of Confirmation. Agenda Setting. Consensus. Chapter 3: historical changes and patterns. The Indispensability of Clear Context. Social, Political, and Historical Developments. ConfirmationPatterns --
Part 2. Evaluating the roles of the major players in the federal appointments process. Chapter 4: the president's role in the federal appointments process. The Limitations of a Personalized Evaluation. The Significance of Institutional Analysis. The Presidential Learning Curve Regarding the Challenges Posed by the Appointments Process. The Relationship between Presidents' Nominating Authority or Selection Criteria and Control of Executive Performance and Judicial Policymaking. Chapter 5: the advice and consent of the senate. Evaluating Senate Performance Generally. Analyzing Senatorial Powers to Influence Federal Appointments. Other Significant Patterns and Practices. Chapter 6: the nominee's functions. The Roles of Nominees. Nominees as Active Agents on Their Own Behalf. What Kinds of People Qualify as Nominees?. Chapter 7: public and interest group participation in the appointments process. The Public's Participation in the Federal Appointments Process Interest Group Participation in the Federal Appointments Process. The Dilemma of the American Bar Association. The Significance of Informal Advisers in the Appointments Process. Chapter 8: the impact of media and technology on the federal appointments process. The Media as Educator. The Media as Participant. The Media as Ombudsman. --
Part 3. Reforming the federal appointments process chapter 9: the need for reform. Preliminary Clarifications. General Separation-of-Powers Concerns in Reforming the Federal Appointments Process. The Feasibility of Legislating Minimal Qualifications. Influencing the Terms of Debate. The Possibility of Reducing Some Conflict in the Appointments Process. Enhancing Public Participation by Means of the Internet. chapter 10: on the future of judicial selection: structure, rules, and norms. Rethinking the Constitutional Structure for Judicial Selection. Procedural Rules and Norms.
Series Title: Constitutional conflicts.; e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: Michael J. Gerhardt.

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