Geof Stone, "Understanding Supreme Court Confirmations"
How has the Supreme Court confirmation process changed over the years? Are members of the Senate more prone to oppose nominees today than they were in the past? If so, to what extent is this due to the controversy over the Bork nomination? Professor Stone will discuss these and other questions arising out of the process by which the Senate does -- or does not -- confirm a President's nominees to the Supreme Court. This Chicago's Best Ideas talk was recorded January 26, 2012, and was sponsored by Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP. Geoffrey Stone is Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Law School.