December 7, 2017
Democracy at Risk: The Judicial Nominations Process
To date, the Senate has confirmed 16 lifetime appointments to the federal bench. Along the way, the Senate Majority has compromised longstanding advice and consent norms, including respect for blue slips, stacking confirmation hearings, and lack of thorough vetting of the significant number of nominees.
Caroline Fredrickson, ACS President (moderator)
Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), who serves as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee
Susan Davies, former Deputy Counsel to President Obama