As political scientists lee epstein and jeffrey segal show in their new and timely book advice and consent the modern era of politicized nomination battles is nothing new politics has suffused the judicial appointment process for 200 years. In advice and consent two leading legal sc with the coming retirement of one or more supreme court justices and threats to filibuster lower court judges the selection process is likely to be once again the center of red hot partisan debate. With key appointments looming on the horizon advice and consent provides everything concerned citizens need to know to understand the partisan rows that surround the judicial nominating process read more. Advice and consent the politics of judicial appointments by epstein lee and jeffrey a segal oxford university press 2005 lee epstein and jeffrey a segal are without question two of the most influential scholars in the field of judicial politics in advice and consent however they do . Get this from a library advice and consent the politics of judicial appointments lee epstein jeffrey allan segal from louis brandeis to robert bork to clarence thomas the nomination of federal judges has generated intense political conflict with sandra day oconnors retirement and other justices likely to
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