An investigation of Supreme Court Confirmation hearings reveals many queries posed to nominees reference specific court cases, especially recent decisions, and with questioning often divided along partisan lines. These findings indicate that the hearings are more substantive than is commonly assumed.
Anna Batta; Paul M. Collins, Jr.; Tom Miles; and Lori A. Ringhand,
Let's Talk: Judicial Decisions at Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings
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