Scoring points : politicians, activists, and the lower Federal Court appointment process

Scherer, Nancy
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  • Creator Nancy Scherer
  • Format Books
  • Publication Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2005.
  • Physical Details
    • x, 272 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780804749497, 0804749493, 9780804749480, 0804749485
  • OCLC ocm57754324


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-255) and index.


  • The theory of elite mobilization -- From patronage to policy -- The role of political ideology in the lower court nomination process -- Affirmative action and judicial selection -- Political activists turn their attention to the confirmation phase of the appointment process -- The rise of Senate obstructionism in the judicial confirmation process -- Lower court judicial selection as a campaign issue -- The impact of divided government on the lower court appointment process
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