THE POLITICS OF JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS ​IN AN AGE OF MISTRUST

Fri, Mar 6, 2020 (All day)
Audience: 
By invitation only
Sponsor(s): 
​Center for the Study ​of Democratic Politics (CSDP)
James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions ​at Princeton University

This conference will bring together judges, leading policymakers, journalists, and academics to discuss the politics of federal judicial nominations, how these politics have evolved over time, and how well they are working today. 

Thursday, March 5 Panelists and organizers only
6:00-7:00pm      Reception
​7:00-9:00pm      Dinner
 
Friday, March 6
8:30-9:00am
​Breakfast available
9:00-9:15am
Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15-10:15am

Historical Developments:
​How Did We Get Here?
Charles Cameron, Princeton University
Jan Crawford, CBS News
David Greenberg, Rutgers University
Ilya Shapiro, Cato Institute
moderated by Robert George, Princeton University
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10:15-11:15am

​Appellate and District Court Nominations
The Honorable Robert Katzmann, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Anthony Madonna, University of Georgia
The Honorable Henry Saad, Young & Associates
Nancy Scherer, Wellesley College
moderated by Sarah Staszak, Princeton University
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11:30am-12:30pm

White House Nominating Process
Christine Nemachek, College of William & Mary
Keith Whittington, Princeton University
David Yalof, University of Connecticut
moderated by Nolan McCarty, Princeton University

 
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12:30-1:45pm
​Lunch session
The Judicial Selection Process in the Office of the President
​Brandice Canes-Wrone interviews The Honorable Donald F. McGahn, 
former White House Counsel
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1:45-2:45pm
Advice and Consent in the Senate
Robert BarnesThe Washington Post
Sarah Binder, George Washington University and Brookings Institution
Mark Gitenstein, Mayer Brown LLP
The Honorable Thomas Hardiman, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
moderated by Frances Lee, Princeton University
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2:45-3:45pm
Legal Societies and ​Outside Actors
Joan Biskupic, CNN
Amanda Hollis-Brusky, Pomona College
Amy Steigerwalt, Georgia State University
moderated by Paul Frymer, Princeton University
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4:00-5:00pm
Potential Reforms
Mickey Edwards, Princeton University
John Kastellec, Princeton University
Adam LiptakThe New York Times
David Pozen, Columbia Law School
moderated by Martha Coven, Princeton University