Appointment Process of Supreme Court Nominees: Elements and Considerations

Rosa S Gonzales (Editor)

Series: Government Procedures and Operations
BISAC: POL030000



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The appointment of a Supreme Court Justice is an event of major significance in American politics. Each appointment is of consequence because of the enormous judicial power the Supreme Court exercises as the highest appellate court in the federal judiciary. Appointments are usually infrequent, as a vacancy on the nine-member Court may occur only once or twice, or never at all, during a particular President’s years in office. Under the Constitution, Justices on the Supreme Court receive what can amount to lifetime appointments which, by constitutional design, helps ensure the Court’s independence from the President and Congress. This book reviews the appointment process of Supreme Court nominees. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. Supreme Court Appointment Process: President’s Selection of a Nominee
Barry J. McMillion

Chapter 2. Supreme Court Appointment Process: Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee
Barry J. McMillion

Chapter 3. Supreme Court Appointment Process: Senate Debate and Confirmation Vote
Barry J. McMillion

Chapter 4. Questioning Supreme Court Nominees about their Views on Legal or Constitutional Issues: A Recurring Issue
Denis Steven Rutkus

Chapter 5. Senate Consideration of Presidential Nominations: Committee and Floor Procedure
Elizabeth Rybicki


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