10/16/2013

Federalist Society Podcast: Dumbing Down the Courts


Dumbing Down the Courts - Podcast
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
September 27, 2013
Curt LeveyJohn R. Lott Jr.Dean A. Reuter
What has caused the increased battles over judicial confirmations?  Which nominees have had the most difficult confirmations? Using the largest, most detailed data set on judicial confirmations ever assembled, a new book, Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges off the Bench, shows that it is the smartest/most potentially influential nominees who have had by the far the most difficult time getting confirmed.
Featuring:
  • Mr. Curt Levey, President and Executive Director, The Committee for Justice
  • Dr. John R. Lott, Jr., Author, of Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges off the Bench
  • Moderator: Dean Reuter, Vice President and Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society

Audio is available here, click on the next line.
  Dumbing Down the Courts - MP3
Running Time: 1:04:40

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