ABSTRACT

Questioning Judicial Nominees: Legal Limitations and Practice [August 30, 2018]   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The U.S. Constitution vests the Senate with the role of providing 'advice' and affording or withholding 'consent' when a President nominates a candidate to be an Article III judge--that is, a federal judge entitled to life tenure, such as a Supreme Court Justice. To carry out this 'advice and consent' role, the Senate typically holds a hearing at which Members question the nominee. After conducting this hearing, the Senate generally either 'consents' to the nomination by voting to confirm the nominee or instead rejects the nominee."

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CRS Report for Congress, R45300
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2018-08-30
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