February 15, 2022

Episode 37: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Senate Confirmation Process

Supreme Court confirmations are headlining events, driving the news cycle and consuming the Senate’s attention. But just what does the confirmation process look like behind the scenes? Beyond the TV cameras of the public hearing, what goes into putting a justice on the Supreme Court? Jeanne Hruska talks this week with ACS President Russ Feingold, who voted on six Supreme Court justices during his tenure in the U.S. Senate, about the norms, the politics, and ideas for reform of the Senate confirmation process.

Episode Host: Jeanne Hruska, Senior Advisor for Communications and Strategy of ACS

Episode Guest: Russ Feingold, President of ACS

Link: Justice Breyer's Retirement and the Supreme Court Confirmation Process

Email the Show: Podcast@ACSLaw.org

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