New Government Report: Questioning Supreme Court Nominees About Their Views on Legal or Constitutional Issues: A Recurring Issue (ISBN: 9781437935899)
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.
Entry filed under: New Government Reports. Tags: alito, bork hearings, confirmation, elena kagan, ginsburg, government, hearing, judiciary committee, nominee, questioning, report, roberts, scotus, senate, solicitor general, sotomayor, substantive views, supreme court.