xii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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"Explores the state of the federal judicial selection system. Reconstructs the history and contemporary practice of advice and consent, identifying political, institutional causes of conflict over judicial selection and consequences of such battles. Advocates pragmatic reforms of the institutions of judicial selection that harness incentives of presidents and senators together"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The struggle to shape the federal judiciary The origins and evolution of advice and consent How senators influence the choice of nominees The dynamics of Senate confirmation Constructing the federal bench The consequences of conflict over judicial selection Reforming advice and consent.