Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Health Warning for Confirmation Hearings

WARNING: You are about to watch a proceeding which is soaked in partisanship. The nominee has been carefully coached to evade certain questions and the questioners are equally prepared to exploit or ignore any strengths or weaknesses, be they real or imaginary. 

It wasn't always like this.


Tim said...

Just wondered about the link. But aren't they all mostly partisan?

Michael Wade said...


Nowadays they are. Go back and look at the confirmation votes for earlier Justices. It was a very different environment.