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Judicial nominees who have confirmation hearings during divided government are much more likely to face ideological questions

Dancey, Logan, Nelson, Kjersten R. and Ringsmuth, Eve M. (2014) Judicial nominees who have confirmation hearings during divided government are much more likely to face ideological questions. LSE American Politics and Policy (11 Feb 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

While the U.S. Senate is now unable to make use of the filibuster to delay judicial nominees to federal circuit and district courts, they must still undergo a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. New research from Logan Dancey, Kjersten R. Nelson and Eve M. Ringsmuth finds that the political environment is a better predictor of the hearing’s content and questions than the characteristics of the nominee under scrutiny. They write that nominees who face confirmation hearings when the presidency and Senate are controlled by different parties are more likely to face questions on crime, abortion, civil rights and on their judicial philosophy.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2014 11:18
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58735

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