Supreme Court Justices Persuasive Essay by writingsensation

Supreme Court Justices
An analysis of Supreme Court Justices and their criteria for appointment.
# 91162 | 1,359 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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The paper discusses three judges and why they were nominated as Supreme Court Justices. The paper examines the president's role in appointments and his criteria for nomination. The writer describes how these three nominees have demonstrated the range of reactions which a supreme court candidate may inspire: relatively quick confirmation, as in the case of Roberts, immediate debate and rejection or withdrawal, as was the situation with Miers, and the intense hearings and ideological and partisan battles which are anticipated for Alito.

From the Paper:

"The president then chooses who he perceives to be the most qualified candidate for the position, taking into consideration some ideological qualifications (such as how the candidate interprets the Constitution and whether or not the candidate has prior biases to certain issues) and political issues (if the candidate can reasonably be expected to be confirmed by the Senate). There are no mandatory qualifications for education, age or nationality; any candidate selected by the president is eligible for Supreme Court membership."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Babington, Charles, and Peter Baker, 2005. "Roberts confirmed as 17th chief justice," Washington Post, 9/30/05, page A01.
  • Baker, Peter, 2005. "Alito's nomination sets stage for ideological battle," Washington Post 11/1/05, page A01.
  • Curry, Tom, 2005. "A guide to the Supreme Court nomination: What's the process for replacing the retiring O'Connor?" MSNBC 11/5/05. Available online at, accessed 12/1/05.
  • Fletcher, Michael and Charles Babington, 2005. "Miers, under fire from right, withdrawn as a Court nominee," Washington Post 10/28/05, p. A01
  • Greenhouse, Linda, 2005. "Judge Roberts, the Committee is interested in your view on..." New York Times, 9/11/05.

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