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Advice and Consent: A Four Era Model Exploring the Evolution of the Appointments Clause…

Brian Rosenwald, University of Pennsylvania

Division: Social Sciences

Dept/Program: Political Science

Document Type: Undergraduate Student Research

Mentor(s): Dr. John DiIulio

Date of this Version: 25 March 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.

 

Abstract

This paper details the evolution of the Advice and Consent Clause of Article Two of the United States Constitution from the Constitutional Convention to the present. It also covers the history of failed Supreme Court nominations from John Rutledge in 1795 to present times. Finally, it analyzes the debate over whether or not it is appropriate for senators to consider a nominee's ideological bent when performing their advice and consent function. More broadly the paper tracks the ever-changing role of the Senate in the Advice and Consent process, and offers a new era-based model to organize the history of failed Supreme Court nominees.

Suggested Citation

Rosenwald, Brian , "Advice and Consent: A Four Era Model Exploring the Evolution of the Appointments Clause…" 25 March 2006. CUREJ: College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal, University of Pennsylvania, https://repository.upenn.edu/curej/29.

Date Posted: 31 July 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.

 

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