Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 March 2005

224 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780195181098

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Electing Justice

Fixing the Supreme Court Nomination Process

Richard Davis

Davis offers an illuminating tour of the current confirmation process, discussing the increasing role of interest groups, the press, and the public in the selection of Supreme Court Justices. First he examines in detail the history and nature of the process, then he looks at the 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.