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Supreme Court Appointment Process: Roles of the President, Judiciary Committee, and Senate
Denis Stevens Rutkus
Contents: (I) Background; (II) Presidentís Selection of a Nominee: The Role of Senate Advice; Advice from Other Sources; Criteria for Selecting a Nominee; Background Investigations; Speed with Which President Selects Nominee; Recess Appointments to the Court; (III)
Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee: Historical Background: Senators Nominated to the Court; Movement Toward Open Hearings; Nominee Appearances at Confirmation Hearings;
Lengthening of Committee Involvement in Appointment Proecess; Pre-Hearing Stage; Hearings; Reporting the Nomination; (IV) Senate Debate and Confirmation Vote; Bringing the Nomination to the Floor;
Criteria Used to Evaluate Nominees; Filibusters and Motions to End Debate; Voice Votes, Roll Calls, and Vote Margins; Reconsideration of the Confirmation Vote; Nominations That Failed to Be Confirmed;
Calling Upon the Judiciary Committee to Further Examine the Nomination; After Senate Confirmation; (V) Conclusion; (VI)
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