Faculty Forum: The Possibility of Rejection: The Framers’ Constitutional Design for Supreme Court Appointments

The Possibility of Rejection: The Framers' Constitutional Design for Supreme Court Appointments. Presented by UWEC professor Eric Kasper, Political Science. An examination of the 1787 Constitutional Convention and subsequent ratification debates reveal that the Framers emphasized five factors when deliberating over the structure of judicial appointments: nominee quality, nominee political beliefs, nominee representativeness, presidential/Senate checks and balances, and public input and feedback. The contentiousness that sometimes accompanies Supreme Court confirmation is something the Framers expected and can serve the important role of helping us to reevaluate how we interpret the Constitution itself.

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Age: All Ages


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Wed. Mar. 15, 2017   12:10-12:50pm

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