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Call # KF8742 .N46 2007
Author Nemacheck, Christine L
Title Strategic selection : presidential nomination of Supreme Court Justices from Herbert Hoover through George W. Bush / Christine L. Nemacheck
Imprint Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2007
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Descript. xi, 187 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Series Constitutionalism and democracy
Summary/Abstract "The process by which presidents decide whom to nominate to fill Supreme Court vacancies is obviously of far-ranging importance, particularly because the vast majority of nominees are eventually confirmed. But why is one individual selected from among a pool of presumably qualified candidates? In Strategic Selection: Presidential Nomination of Supreme Court Justices from Herbert Hoover through George W. Bush, Christine Nemacheck makes extensive use of presidential papers to reconstruct the politics of nominee selection from Herbert Hoover's appointment of Charles Evan Hughes in 1930 through President George W. Bush's nomination of Samuel Alito in 2005. Bringing to light firsthand evidence of selection politics and of the influence of political actors (such as members of Congress and presidential advisors) from the initial stages of formulating a short list through the president's final selection of a nominee, Nemacheck constructs a theoretical framework that allows her to assess the factors impacting a president's selection process."--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-180) and index
Subject United States. Supreme Court -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment -- History
Judges -- Selection and appointment -- United States -- History
Political questions and judicial power -- United States
Executive power -- United States
OCLC # 70335194
Table of Contents
1An overview of the Supreme Court nomination process17
2Uncertainty and strategic action as a theoretical framework30
3Presidents' short lists55
4Selective listening : congressional endorsements and compiling the short list61
5The scope of the debate : advising the president83
6Strategic selection : the final choice107
7Implications of strategic selection133
AppShort lists for Supreme Court nominations147