Big Government Causes Partisanship in Judicial Nominations

7 Pages Posted: 8 May 2012  

Ilya Shapiro

Cato Institute

Date Written: May 7, 2012

Abstract

This Article is an edited transcript of a presentation I gave at the annual Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy symposium on “Hyper-Partisanship and the Law” on March 20, 2012. I argue that nothing is wrong with the judicial nomination/confirmation process per se, but that its politicization is a function of the growth of the federal government beyond its constitutional parameters.

Keywords: judges, nominations, Supreme Court, partisanship, Constitution

Suggested Citation

Shapiro, Ilya, Big Government Causes Partisanship in Judicial Nominations (May 7, 2012). Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Vol. 10, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2053556

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