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April 11 - notes - full Senate 4-? President weighs...

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April 11, 2011 A-Law and Politics in the News 1- Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists (2001) 2- Hamdi v. Rumsfeld (2004) 3- Rasul v. Bush (2004) 4- Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 5- Handon v. Rumsfeld (2006) 6- Military Commissions Act of 2006 7- Boumediene v Bush (2008) B-Selection of federal justices (3 stage process) 1- Article II, Section 2: The President “shall nominate, with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to appoint…Judges and the Supreme Court and all other Officers of the US…” 2- President nominates potential justice 3- Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearings and refers nominee (with recommendation) to
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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.

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