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The Political Process Of Appointment To The Supreme Court: A Study Of Rejected Nominees, Curtis C. Ridling
Political Science Graduate Theses & Dissertations
The Supreme Court and prominent individuals who have served on the court have been the subject of extensive study by political scientists. In the past study of the Supreme Court has emphasized careful analysis of important court decisions and the method of their formulation. Supreme Court Justices have generally been viewed as existing outside the normal political process, making decisions without political influence. Such a view is no longer held by knowledgeable political scientists; nevertheless, systematic study of how the political nature of the Supreme Court affects the selection process for Supreme Court Justices has been limited.
The Constitution has ...