Advice & Consent: The Senate’s (Changing) Role in Judicial Confirmations
The NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy and the Brennan Center for Justice invite you to a symposium about the changing role of Senate “advice and consent” in the federal judicial nomination process.
Changes in procedural devices, cultural norms, and Senate composition have led to President Trump’s appointment of more appeals court judges (by this point in his term) than any other recent president. They have also led to the extraordinary hearings surrounding the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The symposium will examine the ways in which the past few years of judicial advice and consent differs from “business as usual,” what advice and consent should mean in the current political and cultural climate, and what institutional changes we might want to see in the Senate going forward.
- Victoria Bassetti, Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
- Bob Bauer, Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, NYU Law School
- Todd Cox, Director of Policy, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
- Praveen Fernandes, Vice President for Public Engagement, Constitutional Accountability Center
- Jamil Jaffer, Founder, National Security Institute; Adjunct Professor of Law and Director of the National Security Law and Policy Program at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
- Eric Lesh, Executive Director, LGBT Bar Association and Foundation of Greater New York
- Kristine Lucius, Executive Vice President for Policy, The Leadership Conference
- Gregg Nunziata, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
- David Pozen, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
- Russell Wheeler, Visiting Fellow, Governance Studies Program, the Brookings Institution; President of the Governance Institute