Electing Justice: Fixing the Supreme Court Nomination Process

Electing Justice: Fixing the Supreme Court Nomination Process

by Richard Davis
     
 

Davis 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 affects the process. First he examines in detail the history and nature of the process, then he looks at the role and impact of other players. His conclusions

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Davis 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 affects the process. First he examines in detail the history and nature of the process, then he looks at the role and impact of other players. His conclusions about how non-political actors affect the outcome of Supreme Court justice selection leads him at the end of his book to suggest controversial reforms and their prospects for success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195181098
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Broken Process
1. Traditional versus New Players
2. The Politics of Judicial Selection
3. How the Process Broke: The Transformation of the Supreme Court Appointment Process
4. New Roles for External Players
5. Today's Nomination Process: The Battle over Image
6. Reforming the Process
Appendix A: A Note on Methodology
Notes
Index

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