Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings and Constitutional Change

Author: Paul M. Collins,Lori A. Ringhand

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107276918

Category: Law

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Before Supreme Court nominees are allowed to take their place on the High Court, they must face a moment of democratic reckoning by appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Despite the potential this holds for public input into the direction of legal change, the hearings are routinely derided as nothing but empty rituals and political grandstanding. In this book, Paul M. Collins and Lori A. Ringhand present a contrarian view that uses both empirical data and stories culled from more than seventy years of transcripts to demonstrate that the hearings are a democratic forum for the discussion and ratification of constitutional change. As such, they are one of the ways in which 'We the People' take ownership of the Constitution by examining the core constitutional values of those permitted to interpret it on our behalf.
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Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues, 1789–2015, 4th Edition [2 volumes]

Author: John R. Vile

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610699327

Category: Political Science

Page: 655

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Now in its fourth edition and completely updated, this is the most comprehensive book on constitutional amendments and proposed amendments available. • Provides clear explanations of each of the 27 constitutional amendments that have been adopted throughout U.S. history as well as essays on the subjects of the thousands of other proposals that have been made • Articulates important issues involving the constitutional amending process • Outlines key proposals for more radical changes to the U.S. Constitution that have been introduced outside of Congress
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The President and the Supreme Court

Going Public on Judicial Decisions from Washington to Trump

Author: Paul M. Collins, Jr,Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108498485

Category: Law

Page: 284

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Examines the relationship between the president and the Supreme Court, including how presidents view the norm of judicial independence.
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Supreme Court Nominations

Presidential Nomination, the Judiciary Committee, Proper Scope of Questioning of Nominees, Senate Consideration, Cloture, and the Use of the Filibuster

Author: Denis Steven Rutkus,Elizabeth Rybicki

Publisher: TheCapitol.Net Inc

ISBN: 1587332248

Category: Law

Page: 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.
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Confirmation Hearings on Federal Appointments

Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Judges

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A First Amendment Profile of the Supreme Court

Author: Craig Smith

Publisher: University of Delaware

ISBN: 1611493625

Category: Political Science

Page: 194

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A First Amendment Profile of the Supreme Court focuses on the nine justices of the United States Supreme Court and determines their frames for assessing First Amendment cases. In each of the chapters, a justice will be profiled in terms of his or her claims during the nomination hearings and the positions they have taken in significant Supreme Court decisions. The object of these chapters is to provide a rhetorical frame that each of these justices would find appealing regarding First Amendment case law.
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The Real Clarence Thomas

Confirmation Veracity Meets Performance Reality

Author: Christopher E. Smith,Joyce A. Baugh

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 235

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Justice Clarence Thomas is a controversial figure on the U.S. Supreme Court because of sexual harassment allegations raised against him during his 1991 Senate confirmation hearings. This study avoids unanswerable questions about Thomas's past by making a straightforward comparison of his confirmation testimony about his judicial philosophy against his subsequent judicial opinions. This comparison raises serious questions about Thomas's truthfulness during his sworn testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Because the legitimacy of the courts depends on the integrity of the judges, the authors argue for increased consideration of impeachment if significant evidence indicates that judicial nominees intentionally deceived the Senate and the public about their views on law and public policy.
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Supreme Court Appointment Process

Roles of the President, Judiciary Committee, and Senate

Author: Denis Stevens Rutkus

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437931790

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Page: 60

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Contents: (1) Pres. Selection of a Nominee: Senate Advice; Advice from Other Sources; Criteria for Selecting a Nominee; Background Invest.; Recess Appoint. to the Court; (2) Consid. by the Senate Judiciary Comm.: Background: Senators Nominated to the Court; Open Hear.; Nominee Appear. at Confirm. Hear.; Comm. Involvement in Appoint. Process; Pre-Hearing Stage; Hearings; Reporting the Nomin.; (3) Senate Debate and Confirm. Vote; Bringing Nomin. to the Floor; Evaluate Nominees; Filibusters and Motions to End Debate; Voice Votes, Roll Calls, and Vote Margins; Reconsid. of the Confirm. Vote; Nomin. That Failed to be Confirmed; Judiciary Comm. to Further Examine the Nomin.; After Senate Confirm.
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