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'It Wasn't Supposed To Be Easy': What The Founders Originally Intended For The Senate's 'Advice And Consent' Role For Supreme Court Confirmation Processes, Michael W. Wilt Nov 2019

'It Wasn't Supposed To Be Easy': What The Founders Originally Intended For The Senate's 'Advice And Consent' Role For Supreme Court Confirmation Processes, Michael W. Wilt

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

The Founders exerted significant energy and passion in formulating the Appointments Clause, which greatly impacts the role of the Senate and the President in appointing Supreme Court Justices. The Founders, through their understanding of human nature, devised the power to be both a check by the U.S. Senate on the President's nomination, and a concurrent power through joint appointment authority. The Founders initially adopted the Senate election mode via state legislatures as a means of insulation from majoritarian passions of the people too. This paper seeks to understand the Founders envisioning for the Senate's 'Advice and Consent ...


New Start From Old Beginnings?, Michaela Ruhlmann Apr 2015

New Start From Old Beginnings?, Michaela Ruhlmann

History Capstone Research Papers

This paper examines the extent of which START I and New START achieved effective balance of power between the United States and Russia. It addresses the purpose, agreements and the impact of START I and New Start on the effectiveness in accomplishing global balance of power. This paper argues that while the original START I accomplished a global balance of power by equalizing reduction of nuclear arsenals in both countries, but that New START did not accomplish a long-term global balance of power. To best demonstrate this, “New START from Old Beginnings?” covers START I’s historical context, examine its ...


Central Government And Secession, Tyler Zuch Apr 2015

Central Government And Secession, Tyler Zuch

Political Science Capstone Research Papers

Governments and countries throughout history have risen and fallen while some have carried on through the years. However, some countries look very different from when they existed in previous times. Rulers and leaders have utilized many responses to rebellions and secessionist movements. These responses range from bloody and/or political repression, devolution, simply declaring secession unconstitutional or illegal, economic concessions/incentives, or even simply ignoring the problem. There is not only the debate as to what is the best way to put down a rebellion or secessionist movement, but also what is the right/moral response that the government should ...


Counting The Cost, Marc A. Clauson Apr 2010

Counting The Cost, Marc A. Clauson

History and Government Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


From George To George: Path To The Presidency, Thomas S. Mach Apr 2008

From George To George: Path To The Presidency, Thomas S. Mach

History and Government Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Campaign 2008: The Critical Issues, Kevin F. Sims Apr 2008

Campaign 2008: The Critical Issues, Kevin F. Sims

History and Government Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Christian At War, Marc A. Clauson Apr 2008

The Christian At War, Marc A. Clauson

History and Government Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Christian At War, Marc A. Clauson Jan 2008

The Christian At War, Marc A. Clauson

Marc A. Clauson, J.D., Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


2004-2005 Program Overview, Cedarville University Feb 2005

2004-2005 Program Overview, Cedarville University

The Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program

Lecture Theme: Is Statecraft Soulcraft?: Law, Politics, and Faith in a Liberal Democracy