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Seeking justices

Seeking justices Author Michael Comiskey
ISBN-10 0700613463
Release 2004
Pages 287
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In the long shadows cast by the Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas nominations, Supreme Court confirmations remain highly contentious and controversial. This is due in part to the Senate's increasing reliance upon a much lengthier, much more public, and occasionally raucous confirmation process--in an effort to curb the potential excesses of executive power created by presidents seeking greater control over the Court's ideological composition. Michael Comiskey offers the most comprehensive, systematic, and optimistic analysis of that process to date. Arguing that the process works well and therefore should not be significantly altered, Comiskey convincingly counters those critics who view highly contentious confirmation proceedings as the norm. Senators have every right and a real obligation, he contends, to scrutinize the nominees' constitutional philosophies. He further argues that the media coverage of the Senate's deliberations has worked to improve the level of such scrutiny and that recent presidents have neither exerted excessive influence on the appointment process nor created a politically extreme Court. He also examines the ongoing concern over presidential efforts to pack the court, concluding that stacking the ideological deck is unlikely. As an exception to the rule, Comiskey analyzes in depth the Thomas confirmation to explain why it was an aberration, offering the most detailed account yet of Thomas's pre-judicial professional and political activities. He argues that the Senate Judiciary Committee abdicated its responsibilities out of deference to Thomas's race. Another of the book's unique features is Comiskey's reassessment of the reputations of twentieth-century SupremeCourt justices. Based on a survey of nearly 300 scholars in constitutional law and politics, it shows that the modern confirmation process continues to fill Court vacancies with jurists as capable as those of earlier eras. We



Judicial Politics in the United States

Judicial Politics in the United States Author Mark C. Miller
ISBN-10 9780429973239
Release 2018-01-31
Pages 448
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Judicial Politics in the United States examines the role of courts as policymaking institutions and their interactions with the other branches of government and other political actors in the U.S. political system. Not only does this book cover the nuts and bolts of the functions, structures and processes of our courts and legal system, it goes beyond other judicial process books by exploring how the courts interact with executives, legislatures, and state and federal bureaucracies. It also includes a chapter devoted to the courts' interactions with interest groups, the media, and general public opinion and a chapter that looks at how American courts and judges interact with other judiciaries around the world. Judicial Politics in the United States balances coverage of judicial processes with discussions of the courts' interactions with our larger political universe, making it an essential text for students of judicial politics.



Supreme Democracy

Supreme Democracy Author Richard Davis
ISBN-10 9780190656980
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 272
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In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Supreme Court nominations were driven by presidents, senators, and some legal community elites. Many nominations were quick processes with little Senate deliberation, minimal publicity and almost no public involvement. Today, however, confirmation takes 81 days on average-Justice Antonin Scalia's former seat has already taken much longer to fill-and it is typically a media spectacle. How did the Supreme Court nomination process become so public and so nakedly political? What forces led to the current high-stakes status of the process? How could we implement reforms to improve the process? In Supreme Democracy: The End of Elitism in the Supreme Court Nominations, Richard Davis, an eminent scholar of American politics and the courts, traces the history of nominations from the early republic to the present. He examines the component parts of the nomination process one by one: the presidential nomination stage, the confirmation management process, the role of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the increasing involvement over time of interest groups, the news media, and public opinion. The most dramatic development, however, has been the democratization of politics. Davis delves into the constitutional underpinnings of the nomination process and its traditional form before describing a more democratic process that has emerged in the past half century. He details the struggle over image-making between supporters and opponents intended to influence the news media and public opinion. Most importantly, he provides a thorough examination of whether or not increasing democracy always produces better governance, and a better Court. Not only an authoritative analysis of the Supreme Court nomination process from the founding era to the present, Supreme Democracy will be an essential guide to all of the protracted nomination battles yet to come.



The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book

The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book Author David L Hudson
ISBN-10 9781578592647
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 512
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From the origins of the court to modern practical matters—including the federal judiciary system, the Supreme Court’s session schedule, and the argument, decision, and appeal process—this resource provides detailed answers on all aspects of the Supreme Court. Exploring the social, cultural, and political atmosphere in which judges are nominated and serve, this guide book answers questions such as When did the tradition of nine justices on the bench begin? When did the practice of hiring law clerks to assist with legal research and writing begin? and How do cases reach the Supreme Court? Details on historic decisions—including Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, Miranda v. Arizona, and Bush v. Gore—accompany a thorough history of all 17 Supreme Court Chief Justices.



Congressional Record Volume 152 part 1

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Supreme Court Nominations

Supreme Court Nominations Author Denis Steven Rutkus
ISBN-10 9781587332241
Release 2009
Pages 208
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This volume explores the Supreme Court Justice appointment process--from Presidential announcement, Judiciary Committee investigation, confirmation hearings, vote, and report to the Senate, through Senate debate and vote on the nomination.



The Psychology of the Supreme Court

The Psychology of the Supreme Court Author Lawrence S. Wrightsman
ISBN-10 0198041756
Release 2006-03-16
Pages 336
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With the media spotlight on the recent developments concerning the Supreme Court, more and more people have become increasingly interested in the highest court in the land. Who are the justices that run it and how do they make their decisions? The Psychology of the Supreme Court by Lawrence S. Wrightsman is the first book to thoroughly examine the psychology of Supreme Court decision-making. Dr. Wrightsman's book seeks to help us understand all aspects of the Supreme Court's functioning from a psychological perspective. This timely and comprehensive work addresses many factors of influence including, the background of the justices, how they are nominated and appointed, the role of their law clerks, the power of the Chief Justice, and the day-to-day life in the Court. Dr. Wrightsman uses psychological concepts and research findings from the social sciences to examine the steps of the decision-making process, as well as the ways in which the justices seek to remain collegial in the face of conflict and the degree of predictability in their votes. Psychologists and scholars, as well as those of us seeking to unravel the mystery of The Supreme Court of the United States will find this book to be an eye-opening read.



The Next Justice

The Next Justice Author Christopher L. Eisgruber
ISBN-10 0691143528
Release 2009-06-07
Pages 239
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He describes a new and better manner of deliberating about who should serve on the Court - an approach that puts the burden on nominees to show that their judicial philosophies and politics are acceptable to senators and citizens alike. And he makes a new case for the virtue of judicial moderates."



Ruminations of a Gadfly

Ruminations of a Gadfly Author Deena R. Khatkhate
ISBN-10 8171886574
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 410
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Essays exploring societal changes in India and abroad; most previously published.



California Government

California Government Author John L. Korey
ISBN-10 9780547041933
Release 2008-12-30
Pages 160
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Thoroughly updated with the coverage of the 2008 elections, the Fifth Edition of California Government offers a balanced exploration of the institutional and behavioral aspects of the state’s political foundations. Not only does this text fulfill the state politics requirement of the Cal State University system, but its comparative perspective and attention to issues of ethnicity make it a valuable complement to any general government text. Pedagogical features include a glossary of terms specific to the state of California, chapter-opening epigrams, and an extensive Notes section at the end of the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Attacking Judges

Attacking Judges Author Melinda Gann Hall
ISBN-10 9780804793094
Release 2014-10-29
Pages 264
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Nasty, below-the-belt campaigns, mudslinging, and character attacks. These tactics have become part and parcel of today's election politics in America, and judicial elections are no exception. Attacking Judges takes a close look at the effects of televised advertising, including harsh attacks, on state supreme court elections. Author Melinda Gann Hall investigates whether these divisive elections have damaging consequences for representative democracy. To do this, Hall focuses on two key aspects of those elections: the vote shares of justices seeking reelection and the propensity of state electorates to vote. In doing so, Attacking Judges explores vital dimensions of the conventional wisdom that campaign politics has deleterious consequences for judges, voters, and state judiciaries. Countering the prevailing wisdom with empirically based conclusions, Hall uncovers surprising and important insights, including new revelations on how attack ads influence public engagement with judicial elections and their relative effectiveness in various types of state elections. Attacking Judges is a testament to the power of institutions in American politics and the value of empirical political science research in helping to inform some of the most significant debates on the public agenda. This book's results smartly contest and eradicate many of the fears judicial reformers have about the damaging effects of campaign negativity in modern state supreme court elections.



Electing Justice

Electing Justice Author Richard Davis
ISBN-10 0195346203
Release 2005-03-10
Pages 224
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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.



Nonjudicial Activities of Supreme Court Justices and Other Federal Judges

Nonjudicial Activities of Supreme Court Justices and Other Federal Judges Author United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105045473043
Release 1970
Pages 839
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Nonjudicial Activities of Supreme Court Justices and Other Federal Judges has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Nonjudicial Activities of Supreme Court Justices and Other Federal Judges also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Nonjudicial Activities of Supreme Court Justices and Other Federal Judges book for free.



Presidents and their Justices

Presidents and their Justices Author Douglas Clouatre
ISBN-10 9780761853749
Release 2012-07-10
Pages 284
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This book offers an innovative look at the relationship between a president and the Supreme Court justices they appoint. Based on a 2005 survey of historians, lawyers, and political scientists, the book delves into presidential Court appointments and how a justice's career affects a president's legacy.



Nonjudicial activities of Supreme Court Justices and other Federal judges

Nonjudicial activities of Supreme Court Justices and other Federal judges Author United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Separation of Powers
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112104082851
Release 1970
Pages 839
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Nonjudicial activities of Supreme Court Justices and other Federal judges has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Nonjudicial activities of Supreme Court Justices and other Federal judges also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Nonjudicial activities of Supreme Court Justices and other Federal judges book for free.



American Government Institutions and Policies

American Government  Institutions and Policies Author James Q. Wilson
ISBN-10 9781337670166
Release 2018-01-01
Pages 50
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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES is a clear and approachable text for students trying to successfully understand American government. It sets the standard for examining current issues in American politics, focusing on the importance of American governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies as well as on who governs in the United States and to what ends. The sixteenth edition includes concise learning objectives, highlighted key concepts and opportunities for practical application of contemporary debates on policy dynamics. These features allow students to identify important issues in American politics, maximize comprehension and engage with the material in a meaningful way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Speed of Presidential and Senate Actions on Supreme Court Nominations 1900 2010

Speed of Presidential and Senate Actions on Supreme Court Nominations  1900   2010 Author R. Sam Garrett
ISBN-10 9781437934274
Release 2010-10
Pages 48
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Contents: (1) Recent Activity: Activity During 2010, 2009, and 2005-2006: Recent Nominations: Roberts, Miers, Alito; (2) Measuring the Pace of Supreme Court (SC) Appoint.; (3) How SC Vacancies Occur: Death of a Sitting Justice (SJ): Retirement or Resignation of a SJ; Nomination of a SJ to Another Position; Controversial, Withdrawn, and Rejected Nominations; (4) Date of Actual or Prospective Vacancy; Announcement-of-Nominee Date: Use of Medians to Summarize Intervals; The Duration of the Nomination-and-Confirmation Process: Changes Since 1981; Factors Influencing the Speed of the Process: How the Vacancy Occurs; The Senate¿s Schedule; Committee Involvement and Institutional Customs; Controversial Nominations.