Electing justice : fixing the Supreme Court nomination process (Book, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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Electing justice : fixing the Supreme Court nomination process

Author: Richard Davis
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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The nomination and confirmation of Supreme Court justices has, in recent years, become a battleground like no other. Bruising Senate confirmation hearings for failed nominee Robert Bork and successful nominee Clarence Thomas left the reputation of all branches of government in disarray and the participants - and the nation - exhausted. Even uncontroversial nominations such as those of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Davis
ISBN: 9780195181098 0195181093 9780195314168 0195314166
OCLC Number: 55960787
Description: viii, 211 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Traditional versus new players --
The politics of judicial selection --
How the process broke : the transformation of the Supreme Court appointment process --
New roles for external players --
Today's nomination process : the battle over image --
Reforming the process.
Responsibility: Richard Davis.
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Discusses the increasing role of interest groups, the press, and the public, whose role is not prescribed in the Constitution in the selection and confirmation of Supreme Court justices and how it  Read more...


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Electing Justice offers a useful and accessible tour of the current confirmation process, ultimately leading to a series of recommendations to fix perceived problems.... Davis also includes the Read more...

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