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Unformatted text preview: full Senate 4-? President weighs qualifications and political ideology. What qualifications matter? Competence (ABA rating) Ethics Policy preferences (90% of all nominees share party affiliation with President) Senate response: Rejections of nominee are rare (11/35) Presidents increasingly select judges with long record on bench, especially federal courts, so they know their record (but not all judicial behavior is predictable! Earl Warren, David Souter, Anthony Kennedy, John Roberts)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course POLISCI 106 taught by Professor Levine during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.
- Fall '07