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Author Farganis, Dion, author.

Title Supreme Court confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate : reconsidering the charade / Dion Farganis and Justin Wedeking
Published Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xi, 162 pages) : illustrations
Contents A vapid and hollow charade? -- The hearings in historical perspective -- Coding the hearings -- Are Supreme Court nominees forthcoming? -- Polarized and televised: changes in committee voting since 1981 -- The perception gap -- Can the hearings be improved? Do they need to be?
Summary Critics claim that Supreme Court nominees have become more evasive in recent decades and that Senate confirmation hearings lack real substance. Conducting a line-by-line analysis of the confirmation hearing of every nominee since 1955-an original dataset of nearly 11,000 questions and answers from testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee-Dion Farganis and Justin Wedeking discover that nominees are far more forthcoming than generally assumed. Applying an original scoring system to assess each nominee's testimony based on the same criteria, they show that some of the earliest nominees wer
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-158) and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (EbscoHost platform, viewed May 9, 2014)
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Subject United States. Supreme Court -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary.
SUBJECT United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary fast
United States. Supreme Court fast
Subject Judges -- Selection and appointment -- United States
Legislative hearings -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Legislative Branch.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- American Government -- Judicial Branch.
Judges -- Selection and appointment
Legislative hearings
Law - U.S.
Law, Politics & Government.
Law - U.S. - General.
United States
Form Electronic book
Author Wedeking, Justin, author.
LC no. 2013048569
ISBN 9780472120277