Contents: (1) Recent Activity: Activity During 2010, 2009, and 2005-2006: Recent Nominations: Roberts, Miers, Alito; (2) Measuring the Pace of Supreme Court (SC) Appoint.; (3) How SC Vacancies Occur: Death of a Sitting Justice (SJ): Retirement or Resignation of a SJ; Nomination of a SJ to Another Position; Controversial, Withdrawn, and Rejected Nominations; (4) Date of Actual or Prospective Vacancy; Announcement-of-Nominee Date: Use of Medians to Summarize Intervals; The Duration of the Nomination-and-Confirmation Process: Changes Since 1981; Factors Influencing the Speed of the Process: How the Vacancy Occurs; The SenateAis Schedule; Committee Involvement and Institutional Customs; Controversial Nominations.While a Presidenta#39;s constitutional power to make judicial recess appointments was upheld by a federal court in 1985, 70 such appointments, when they do occur , may cause controversy, in large part because they bypass the Senate and itsanbsp;...
|Title||:||Speed of Presidential and Senate Actions on Supreme Court Nominations, 1900 - 2010|
|Author||:||R. Sam Garrett|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2010-10|