Nominations of William H. Rehnquist and Lewis F. Powell, Jr hearings, Ninety-second Congress, first session, on nominations of William H. Rehnquist, of Arizona, and Lewis F. Powell, Jr., of Virginia, to be Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court Nominations 1789-2005 by Denis Steven Rutkus; Maureen Bearden; Sam GarrettThe process of appointing Supreme Court Justices has undergone changes over two centuries, but its most basic feature - the sharing of power between the President and Senate - has remained unchanged. To receive a lifetime appointment to the Court, a candidate must first be nominated by the President and then confirmed by the Senate. An important role also has come to be played midway in the process (after the President selects, but before the Senate considers) by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The book provides information on the amount of time taken to act on all Supreme Court nominations occurring between 1900 and the present. It focuses on the actual amounts of time that Presidents and the Senate have taken to act (as opposed to the elapsed time between official points in the process). This book focuses on when the Senate became aware of the President's selection (e.g., via a public announcement by the President).
This set begins in 1916 with the nomination of Justice Brandeis.
Supremely Political by John MassaroDrawing upon revealing and generally unpublished presidential papers associated with Lyndon Johnson s ill-fated nomination of Abe Fortas, and Richard Nixon s failed designations of Clement F. Haynsworth and G. Harrold Carswell, and culminating in a lively investigation of the Bork and Ginsburg cases, the author convincingly demonstrates that the Senate s negative actions can be traced to the exciting interplay of three factors. The author demonstrates that these decisions are based not only upon the nominee s ideology and the timing of the nomination, but also on the president s management of the confirmation process. He vividly illustrates that most failed nominations can be attributed to unwise choices, disastrous miscalculations, and outright blunders made by the presidents during the confirmation process. While other scholars have explained unsuccessful nominations by employing the factors of ideology and timing, the author breaks new and fertile ground in highlighting the role of presidential management in his explanation."
Call Number: KF 8776 .M335
Publication Date: 1990-07-05
Justices, Presidents, and Senators by Henry Julian AbrahamAzur wird nach seinem Selbstmord als Todesengel wiedergeboren, dazu verdammt für alle Ewigkeit in den Einöden der Unterwelt die Seelen der Menschen einzusammeln. Fast aller Erinnerungen an sein menschliches Dasein beraubt, ist Azur nur noch eines geblieben: Die Sehnsucht nach seiner geliebten Frau. Um zu ihr zurückzukehren, muss er der Unterwelt entkommen und das Geheimnis seines Selbstmords offenbaren.Azur begibt sich auf eine Reise voller Mysterien und Gefahren, die ihn mehr kosten könnte, als nur sein Leben.Der Gott des Todes ist der erste Band der Reich der Götter"-Trilogie.