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Title Advise & dissent / a Lumiere production ; executive producers Cal Skaggs, Marc N. Weiss ; co-producer Carey Murphy ; produced and directed by David Van Taylor
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019
Lumiere Productions, 2009


Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (86 minutes): .flv file, sound
Summary Government's least-understood "Third Branch" has a huge impact on our lives -- from abortion to affirmative action, education to the environment, privacy to police action. But in recent years the way we select Supreme Court justices has become dangerously politicized, threatening judicial impartiality. ADVISE & DISSENT is the first documentary to go behind the lines and into the trenches of the judicial confirmation wars. The film tracks two opposing lobbyists and two lions of the Senate through several recent nominations, each of which inflames passions and provokes surprising conflicts and shifting alliances. Both timely and timeless, the film lays bare the collision of politics and justice that is re-shaping America's future
Notes Title from title frames
Credits Cinematography, Foster Wiley, John Paulson; music, Teese Gohl; editors, Mona Davis, Amy Seplin
Performer George Bush, Patrick Leahy, Samuel Alito
Event Originally produced by Lumiere Productions in 2009
Notes Optional closed captions
Subject United States. Supreme Court -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment
United States. Congress. Senate -- Powers and duties
United States. Supreme Court -- History -- 21st century
United States. Supreme Court
United States. Congress. Senate
Judges -- Selection and appointment -- United States
Criminal law.
Political science.
Documentary films.
Politics and government
Legislative power
Judges -- Selection and appointment
Criminal law
Documentary films
Political science
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-2017.
United States
Genre/Form documentary film.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary films
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.
Form Streaming video
Author Taylor, David Van, film director.
Wiley, Foster, cinematographer.
Paulson, John R., cinematographer.
Gohl, Teese, composer (expression)
Seplin, Amy, film editor.
Davis, Mona, film editor
Bush, George, 1924-2018.
Leahy, Patrick J.
Alito, Samuel A., Jr., 1950-
Lumiere Productions, production company.
Sundance Documentary Film Program.
Kanopy (Firm), distributor.
Other Titles Advise and dissent
Available from some providers with subtitle: Selecting Supreme Court Justices