Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 September 2005

192 Pages | 7 halftones, 28 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195300215

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Advice and Consent

The Politics of Judicial Appointments

Lee Epstein and Jeffrey A. Segal

From Louis Brandeis to Robert Bork to Clarence Thomas, the nomination of federal judges has generated intense political conflict. In Advice and Consent, two leading legal scholars offer a brief, illuminating Baedeker to this highly important procedure, discussing everything from constitutional background, to crucial differences in the nomination of judges and justices, to the role of the Judiciary Committee in vetting nominees. Epstein and Segal shed light on the role played by the media, by the American Bar Association, and by special interest groups (whose efforts helped defeat Judge Bork).


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