Scoring Points
Politicians, Activists, and the Lower Federal Court Appointment Process
Nancy Scherer

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Table of Contents for

Scoring Points

List of Tables and Figures

Acknowledgments

Introduction

PART ONE: Judicial Selection in Historical Perspective

1.      The Theory of Elite Mobilization

2.      From Patronage to Policy

PART TWO: Elite Mobilization Strategies for the Modern Political Era

3.      The Role of Political Ideology in the Lower Court Nomination Process

4.      Affirmative Action and Judicial Selection

5.      Political Activists Turn Their Attention to the Confirmation Phase of the Appointment Process

6.      The Rise of Senate Obstructionism in the Judicial Confirmation Process

7.      The Lower Court Judicial Selection as a Campaign Issue

8.      The Impact of Divided Government on the Lower Court Appointment Process

9.      Conclusion

Appendices

List of Cases

Notes

Reference

Index