Corpus ID: 152348028

Asked and Answered: The Senate Judiciary Committee and Judicial Confirmation Hearings

@inproceedings{Dancey2012AskedAA,
  title={Asked and Answered: The Senate Judiciary Committee and Judicial Confirmation Hearings},
  author={Logan Dancey and Kjersten R. Nelson and Eve M. Ringsmuth},
  year={2012}
}
This paper seeks to further our understanding of the confirmation process for federal district court judges by examining the content of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings. Using confirmation hearing transcripts from 1993-2008, we investigate whether the types of questions asked during these hearings is based on nominee-specific factors or larger institutional and political factors. We find that the characteristics of individual district court nominees have little effect on the types of… Expand