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Prentice-Hall, 1996), 31–74. On the other hand, Professor Theodore Vestal has argued that the source of this quote is an oral history interview of Ralph H. Cake, a former Republican national committee member from Oregon and a longtime political enemy of Warren, which suggests it could be an effort to discredit Eisenhower. Theodore M. : Praeger Publishers, 2002), 23–24. 5 Should the Senate assess the moral character of a nominee? The nation struggled with this question during the Senate’s hearings on Clarence Thomas.

Behind these differences are different assumptions about the purposes and limits of judicial power, and of the relationship between constitutionalism and democracy. In general, judicial appointments, especially in parliamentary systems, are an elaborate affair, entrusted in large measure to legislative bodies. The Italian Constitutional Court, for example, has fifteen judges, five nominated by the President, five by Parliament, and five by the highest state courts. The term of appointment is for nine years, with no reappointment allowed.

Brandeis’ tactic met with outraged disapproval in some camps. See Clement E. Vose, The National Consumer’s League and the Brandeis Brief, 1 Midwest Journal of Political Science 267 (1957). 17339$ $2C1 05-21-09 09:28:55 PS PAGE 19 20 Part One Institutional and Interpretive Foundations ments taken by one of the parties to the case, but they sometimes raise issues or present arguments the litigants have not addressed. More dramatic than legal briefs, but not necessarily as important to the process of decision-making, is oral argument.

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