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Thursday, February 9, 2017
CRS Reports on the Supreme Court Appointment Process
President Trump recently nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the
U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin
Scalia. For those interested in learning more about the appointment process,
the Congressional Research Service (CRS) has published a new report, Supreme Court Appointment
Process: President’s Selection of a Nominee. It includes information on the
criteria for selecting a nominee, the advice and consent role of the Senate, the
political aspects of the process, and the use of recess appointments to
temporarily bypass Senate confirmation. For a more detailed account of the
Senate’s role, the following CRS reports may also be of interest: