Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 August 2017

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780190656966

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Supreme Democracy

The End of Elitism in Supreme Court Nominations

Richard Davis

  • Traces changes to the process of nominating new Supreme Court Justices from America's inception to the present day
  • Breaks down the system of judicial election into four recognizable stages
  • Examines the effects of the media and public opinion on a previously esoteric process
  • Analyzes the way in which the changes in Supreme Court nominations have affected the relationship between the two remaining branches of government-the legislative and the executive