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Transparency: What Do They Talk About During Supreme Court Nomination Hearings

by MGMT. design

July 16, 2010
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After an extensive confirmation hearing, the Senate will vote on Elena Kagan's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court this week. But what, exactly, did they talk about? A new study has looked at the questions asked to each potential justice since 1939. Mostly, they talk about inconsquential matters, but examining the questions asked over the last 70 years gives insight into the issues that have faced our country and the court.

 

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SOURCE:  "May It Please the Senate: An Empirical Analysis of the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings of Supreme Court Nominees, 1939-2009," by Paul M. Collins Jr. and Lori A. Ringhand.

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Transparency: What Do They Talk About During Supreme Court Nomination Hearings