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Judicial Process Lectures 1) The Federal Judicial Selection Process: a) Interest Group Involvement: Interest groups play a key role in the federal judicial selection process. They pay close attention to which judges are nominated, looking for those nominees whom they believe fit the profile of judges whom they believe should be on the bench, usually because of their stands on issues that matter to their constituents or because their judicial philosophy is in keeping with the philosophy that they believe that judges should have. On the other hand, they also look for nominees whose views and philosophies they oppose. Rather than simply trying to convince senators to support or oppose nominees, they try to mobilize their members in key senators’ home states in order to let the senator know that there will be consequences for opposing them. Also, most groups, when on the offensive, do not actively oppose every nominee whose views/philosophy they find objectionable, choosing instead to save their resources for nominees (especially appeals and Supreme Court nominees) that are
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