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Author Collins, Paul M
Title Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings and Constitutional Change
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Descript 1 online resource (314 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- List of Tables -- Preface -- 1 A Confirmation Process Worth Celebrating -- Plan of the Book -- 2 How It Works -- Supreme Court Vacancies -- Presidential Appointments to the Supreme Court -- The Senate Judiciary Committee -- Senate Treatment of Supreme Court Nominees -- After Confirmation -- The Nomination and Confirmation of Elena Kagan -- Conclusions -- 3 Public Opinion and Precedent at Confirmation Hearings -- Public Opinion and Confirmation Hearings -- Precedent and Confirmation Hearings -- Data and Methodology -- Empirical Results -- A Closer Look: The Economy and National Defense -- Conclusions -- 4 An Issue-by-Issue Look at the Hearings -- An Overview of Confirmation Hearing Dialogue -- A Closer Look at Confirmation Hearing Dialogue -- Civil Rights -- Racial, Gender, and Sexual Orientation Discrimination -- Freedoms of Speech and Religion -- Abortion and the Right to Privacy -- Hearing Administration -- Nominee Background -- Judicial Philosophy -- Law, Crime, and Family -- Conclusions -- 5 The Discussion of Precedent at the Hearings -- An Overview of the Discussion of Precedent -- Which Precedents? -- Conclusions -- 6 Confirmation Conditions -- The Evolution of Brown -- Gender Discrimination -- Lochner and the Path Not Taken -- The Right to Keep and Bear Arms: A New Consensus? -- Conclusions -- 7 The 104th Justice -- A Brief Overview of the Bork Nomination -- The Rejected Constitution -- The Right to Privacy -- Gender Discrimination -- Racial Discrimination and Voting Rights -- Freedom of Speech -- The Kennedy Hearing -- The Affirmation of the New Consensus -- Conclusions -- 8 Currently Contested Constitutional Questions -- Investigating Privileged Responses -- A Case-Based Analysis of Privilege Claims -- Changes in Nominee Candor -- Mismatches -- Conclusions -- 9 Our Constitution
Appendix: Data and Data Reliability -- The Coding of Variables in The U.S. Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Database -- Data Reliability -- Index
This book demonstrates that the hearings to confirm Supreme Court nominees are in fact a democratic forum for the discussion and ratification of constitutional change
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Collins, Paul M. Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings and Constitutional Change New York : Cambridge University Press,c2013 9781107039704
Subject United States. -- Supreme Court.;Judges -- Selection and appointment -- United States.;Constitutional law -- United States
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