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The Resource It's not personal : politics and policy in lower court confirmation hearings, Logan Dancey, Kjersten R. Nelson and Eve M. Ringsmuth

It's not personal : politics and policy in lower court confirmation hearings, Logan Dancey, Kjersten R. Nelson and Eve M. Ringsmuth

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It's not personal : politics and policy in lower court confirmation hearings
Title
It's not personal
Title remainder
politics and policy in lower court confirmation hearings
Statement of responsibility
Logan Dancey, Kjersten R. Nelson and Eve M. Ringsmuth
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Language
eng
Summary
"In order to be confirmed to a lifetime appointment on the federal bench, all district and circuit court nominees must appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a confirmation hearing. Most commonly, nominees field a handful of questions by two senators, yet some nominees receive over 150 questions by 10 or more senators. Lower court judges make up approximately 98% of permanent federal judgeships and their cases encompass a variety of policy areas as they interpret and apply the Constitution, laws, and precedents of the United States. The authors of It's Not Personal analyzed transcripts for all district and circuit court confirmation hearings between 1993 and 2012. They found that the time-consuming practice of confirmation hearings for district and circuit nominees provides an important venue in which senators can advocate on behalf of their policy preferences and bolster their chances of being reelected. The variation in lower court nominees' experiences before the Judiciary Committee exists because senators pursue these goals in different ways, depending on the level of controversy surrounding a nominee. Studying confirmation hearings improves our understanding of the process by which individuals gain lifetime seats on the federal bench, positions from which they can influence the development of law"--
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DLC
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1981-
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Dancey, Logan M.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1978-
  • 1982-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nelson, Kjersten R.
  • Ringsmuth, Eve M.
Series statement
Legislative politics & policy making
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Judges
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • District courts
  • Appellate courts
  • Appellate courts
  • District courts
  • Judges
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • United States
Label
It's not personal : politics and policy in lower court confirmation hearings, Logan Dancey, Kjersten R. Nelson and Eve M. Ringsmuth
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-192) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780472131839
Lccn
2019057952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1107324749
Label
It's not personal : politics and policy in lower court confirmation hearings, Logan Dancey, Kjersten R. Nelson and Eve M. Ringsmuth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780472131839
Lccn
2019057952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1107324749

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