Many of this president’s Federal Court appointments were met with unprecedented delay even though, according to political scientists, his appointees were more moderate than prior Republican or Democratic appointees.
Since 1998 the federal court system has experienced unprecedented expansion due to crimes involving these two things.
Drugs and firearms (According to former Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist)
The saying “what goes around comes around” was used by the author of your textbook to describe the retaliation for blocking federal court nominees under this presidential administration.
Clinton (only eighty of Bush’s 130 nominees were confirmed by the Democratic- controlled Senate in retaliation for the prior Congress’s refusal to expand the number of federal judges and confirm many appointees to the federal court under Clinton)
Under Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. the Supreme court has become much more……
President Dwight Eisenhower started the practice of using this organization to rate prospective nominees to the Supreme Court.
ABA (American Bar Association) Justices are rated either ‘Well Qualified, Qualified, or Not Qualified President George Bush ended this practice
After the FBI and the ABA have conducted their research, a nominee to the Supreme Court is chosen. This committee is then responsible for conducting its own investigation.
Senate Judiciary Committee (The committee reviews judicial opinions written, judicial philosophy, speeches, as well as interviews given to the press. Potential witnesses are also contacted for testimony concerning the nominee’s fitness for office)
The nomination of this former U.S. solicitor general and Yale Law School professor in 1987 produced an unprecedented amount of lobbying from both sides of the political spectrum
Robert Bork (This nomination was met with fierce opposition from traditional liberals because of his firing of the Watergate special prosecutor at the request of Richard M. Nixon.)
This Hispanic American’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia was held up by the Senate Judiciary Committee due to the lobbying of liberal interest groups who opposed his position on abortion, criminal defendants’ rights and affirmative action.