[xiii], 257 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Constitutionalism and democracy.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -251) and index.
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Introduction :The changing tone of lower federal court confirmations What makes a nomination run into trouble? : senators, interest groups, and the four tracks to confirmation Death to nominees : senatorial courtesy and the ability to "kill" judicial confirmations "Herding cats" : holds and private political fights Interest groups and judicial confirmation : a view from the Senate Interest groups and the decision to object : sending confirmations down the public partisan track Whither nominees? : the fate of nominations sent down the public partisan track Conclusion:What the future holds for lower court nominations and the Senate confirmation process Appendix A. :Data collection methodology Appendix B. :Variable descriptions and measurements for Tobit Regressions Appendix C. :Circuit Court nominations opposed by interest groups, 99th-109th Congresses (1985-2006).
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