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Navigating The New Politics Of Judicial Appointments, Ryan W. Scott, David R. Stras Jan 2008

Navigating The New Politics Of Judicial Appointments, Ryan W. Scott, David R. Stras

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This Review Essay explores the new politics of judicial appointments by addressing the important question whether Senate-specific reforms to the judicial appointments process are likely to succeed. In his recent book, The Next Justice, Chris Eisgruber proposes a two-part plan to repair the Supreme Court appointments process. Like many other scholars that have written in the area, Eisgruber's reforms focus primarily on the Senate. First, he proposes that the Senate get smart by asking penetrating questions about the judicial philosophy of Supreme Court nominees in an effort to ensure that the future Justices are moderates, rather than extremists. Second ...


An Empirical Analysis Of Life Tenure: A Response To Professors Calabresi And Lindgren, Ryan W. Scott, David R. Stras Jan 2007

An Empirical Analysis Of Life Tenure: A Response To Professors Calabresi And Lindgren, Ryan W. Scott, David R. Stras

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Opposition to life tenure has been steadily mounting in the legal academy and Professors Steve Calabresi and Jim Lindgren are among those leading the charge. Crucial to their argument that life tenure is fundamentally flawed is an empirical claim that the increases in average tenure among Supreme Court Justices are both dramatic and unprecedented.

In this article, the authors respond to Calabresi and Lindgren by showing that their hypothesis of dramatic and unprecedented growth in average tenure has two fundamental flaws. First, it suffers from a period-selection problem. Rendering the data using longer or shorter periods blunts or eliminates the ...


Book Review. American Constitutionalism: From Theory To Politics, Daniel O. Conkle Jan 1997

Book Review. American Constitutionalism: From Theory To Politics, Daniel O. Conkle

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Will Roe V. Wade Survive The Rehnquist Court?, Dawn E. Johnsen, Marcy Wilder Jan 1989

Will Roe V. Wade Survive The Rehnquist Court?, Dawn E. Johnsen, Marcy Wilder

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The Part Of The United States Constitution Made By The Supreme Court, Hugh Evander Willis Jan 1938

The Part Of The United States Constitution Made By The Supreme Court, Hugh Evander Willis

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