Afwijzingen van rechters in het Amerikaanse Hooggerechtshof: Toeval of bestaat er een verband?

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Afwijzingen van rechters in het Amerikaanse Hooggerechtshof: Toeval of bestaat er een verband?

Type: Master thesis
Title: Afwijzingen van rechters in het Amerikaanse Hooggerechtshof: Toeval of bestaat er een verband?
Author: van Wouwe, Bastiaan Willem
Issue Date: 2013-01-25
Keywords: The American Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court
Supreme Court of the United States
Failed nominations of the U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court judges
Senatorial hearings on Supreme Court judges
American history
History of the Supreme Court
Abstract: In this study the relation between the most recent failed nominations of the U.S. Supreme Court judges Clement Haynsworth, G. Harrold Carswell, Robert Bork and a changing image of the Supreme Court and its judges has been studied. Different factors such as a changing nomination procedure, a strong increase of political and media involvement in the most recent rejections and the changed public image of the Supreme Court and its judges in the American society show that there is a connection between the most recent failed nominations and a changed image of the Supreme Court and its judges. The rejections in particular show that political and public involvement in the nominations caused a decrease of the “neutral” and “mythical” image of the court and its judges, which lead to a less exclusive and more democratic position among the other politicial institutions.
Supervisor: van de Bilt, Dr. E.F.Quispel, Dr. G.C.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: History (Master)
Specialisation: MA American History
ECTS Credits: 30
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/20543
 

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