On this episode… With the airing
of Confirmation on HBO, the ghosts of nominations past have
been brought back to the public eye. The next several episodes
we’ll talk about some of them.
April 28, 2016…
Today’s the day CJ Garland should have started his confirmation
hearing. 42 days: that’s the number of days on average for the past
30 years that Supreme Court nominees have waited for a Senate
Judiciary Committee hearing. And since President Obama nominated
Chief Judge Merrick Garland on March 16, that means he should have
started the confirmation process April 28th (today)!
Nominations Past Vol. 1 – Rehnquist/Powell 1971
Extended shownotes from Adam’s amazing overview are at
NEXT WEEK… Volume 2: Robert Bork (1987).