Coverart for item
The Resource Confirmation bias : inside Washington's war over the Supreme Court, from Scalia's death to Justice Kavanaugh, Carl Hulse

Confirmation bias : inside Washington's war over the Supreme Court, from Scalia's death to Justice Kavanaugh, Carl Hulse

Label
Confirmation bias : inside Washington's war over the Supreme Court, from Scalia's death to Justice Kavanaugh
Title
Confirmation bias
Title remainder
inside Washington's war over the Supreme Court, from Scalia's death to Justice Kavanaugh
Statement of responsibility
Carl Hulse
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The embodiment of American conservative thought and jurisprudence, Antonin Scalia cast an expansive shadow over the Supreme Court for three decades. His unexpected death in February 2016 created a vacancy that precipitated a pitched political fight. That battle would not only change the tilt of the court, but the course of American history. It would help decide a presidential election, fundamentally alter longstanding protocols of the United States Senate, and transform the Supreme Court--which has long held itself as a neutral arbiter above politics--into another branch of the federal government riven by partisanship. In an unprecedented move, the Republican-controlled Senate, led by majority leader, Mitch McConnell, refused to give Democratic President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, a confirmation hearing. Not one Republican in the Senate would meet with him. Scalia's seat would be held open until Donald Trump's nominee, Neil M. Gorsuch, was confirmed in April 2017. Carl Hulse has spent more than thirty years covering the machinations of the beltway. In Confirmation Bias he tells the story of this history-making battle to control the Supreme Court through exclusive interviews with McConnell, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, and other top officials, Trump campaign operatives, court activists, and legal scholars, as well as never-before-reported details and developments. Richly textured and deeply informative, Confirmation Bias provides much-needed context, revisiting the judicial wars of the past two decades to show how those conflicts have led to our current polarization. He examines the politicization of the federal bench and the implications for public confidence in the courts, and takes us behind the scenes to explore how many long-held democratic norms and entrenched, bipartisan procedures have been erased across all three branches of government.--
Assigning source
Publisher's description
Cataloging source
QQ3
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hulse, Carl
Dewey number
347.73/26
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8742
LC item number
.H85 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Judges
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Confirmation bias : inside Washington's war over the Supreme Court, from Scalia's death to Justice Kavanaugh, Carl Hulse
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Calling the play -- A death in Texas -- "Business to attend to" -- "Of course the president is going to nominate someone" -- Playing it straight -- Pulling a Biden -- The oval -- The list -- Lack of Judicial temperament -- Should ideology matter? -- Filibusted -- The gang's all here -- Battle lines -- Going nuclear -- Dumbledore -- Stalemate -- Upset -- Postmortem m-- Gorsuch -- One horse-sized duck -- Nuclear winter -- Giving the slip to the blue ship -- The Trump judiciary -- The Kennedy seat -- Golden Boy -- Advice and dissent -- The hearing will not come to order -- The paper chase -- The letter -- "Forever change the senate and our nation's highest court" -- Endgame -- Repercussions -- Polarized
Control code
on1104816653
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062862914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1104816653
Label
Confirmation bias : inside Washington's war over the Supreme Court, from Scalia's death to Justice Kavanaugh, Carl Hulse
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Calling the play -- A death in Texas -- "Business to attend to" -- "Of course the president is going to nominate someone" -- Playing it straight -- Pulling a Biden -- The oval -- The list -- Lack of Judicial temperament -- Should ideology matter? -- Filibusted -- The gang's all here -- Battle lines -- Going nuclear -- Dumbledore -- Stalemate -- Upset -- Postmortem m-- Gorsuch -- One horse-sized duck -- Nuclear winter -- Giving the slip to the blue ship -- The Trump judiciary -- The Kennedy seat -- Golden Boy -- Advice and dissent -- The hearing will not come to order -- The paper chase -- The letter -- "Forever change the senate and our nation's highest court" -- Endgame -- Repercussions -- Polarized
Control code
on1104816653
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062862914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1104816653

Library Locations

    • Memorial Hall Library (Andover)Borrow it
      2 North Main Street, Andover, MA, 01810, US
      42.6568333 -71.141443
Processing Feedback ...