New Government Report: Questioning Supreme Court Nominees About Their Views on Legal or Constitutional Issues: A Recurring Issue (ISBN: 9781437935899)

July 12, 2010 at 5:00 am Leave a comment

Questioning Supreme Court Nominees About Their Views on Legal or Constitutional Issues: A Recurring Issue (ISBN: 9781437935899)
By Denis Steven Rutkus
(Paperback, 25 pages, 2010, $20.00)

In June 2010, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan faced a long and sometimes tense day of parrying with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Contents: (1) Intro.; (2) Purposes of Committee Questioning and Range of Subjects Historically Covered; (3) Nominee Reticence Becomes the Norm: The Ginsburg Hearings, 1993; The Roberts Hearings, 2005; The Alito Hearings, 2006; The Sotomayor Hearings, 2009;

(4) Elena Kagan’s Position on Questioning Supreme Court Nominees: Praised the Bork Hearings, Criticized Others That Followed; Advocated Exploration of Nominee’s ‘Substantive Views’; Made Distinction Between Expressing Views on Issues and Making Commitments; Statements Made in 2009 as Solicitor General Nominee; Observations on Whether Kagan Will, or Should, Express Views on Current Issues at Her Own Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing.

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