The Impact of Party in the Confirmation of Minority and Female Federal Court Nominees

  • Lisa A. Solowiej, Wendy L. Martinek, Thomas L. Brunell
  • Published 2005


Only a few studies of the lower federal court confirmation process consider the role of the race/gender of nominees in that process and none consider the intersection of party politics with those characteristics. We address this deficiency, arguing that the different electoral incentive structures of the two major parties have consequences for the treatment… (More)

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