Many charge that the U.S. federal judicial nomination process is broken. Experts debate whether this is so and what to do about it.
John R. Lott, Jr. argues that the federal judicial nomination process is broken, and that the best nominees are driven away due to partisanship.
Michael Teter blames the rules and traditions of the senate, not big government, for our judicial confirmation mess.
Clint Bolick agrees that judges are all too powerful these days. Until we can rein them in, he recommends that we make them a force for liberty.
John O. McGinnis recommends lowering the stakes of the judicial nominations process with a return to originalist jurisprudence.
John R. Lott Jr. responds to John O. McGinnis and Michael Teter about the timing and outcomes of judicial nominations and confirmations.
Michael Teter argues that the Senate is to blame for the delay in seating federal judges, and that reforming its rules is the answer.
Clint Bolick explains why the judicial confirmations process is likely to remain a mess.
John R. Lott, Jr. explains why he rejects the other factors that purportedly explain our judicial nominations problem.
We no longer have a culture of judicial originalism, and John O. McGinnis explains why that's a serious problem.