Demystifying the judicial nomination process: Insiders offer some views
Curt Levey, who has worked to secure the placement of Republican nominees on the bench, said that it is almost impossible to filibuster a Supreme Court nominee.
Even so, he agreed that the process has become somewhat hyper-politicized.
“The perception is that the process is becoming less deferential to the president and more ideological,” Levey said. “If you go back to Carter, yes, there was enormous deference to the POTUS.”
He continued, “You started to see it get very partisan under Clinton and ideological into Bush...”
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