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Questions tagged [nomination]

A nomination is where a person, a person in power, or a political party presents a candidate to fill a position in government. Use to discuss the nomination process and any politics in deciding who the nominee will be. Use with tags for the position of nomination and/or tags about who is doing the ...

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How did the Kavanaugh confirmation move so quickly despite the serious allegations?

I did not pay attention to the news for a few days and am completely confused now. Last I saw, Kavanaugh was in the midst of his sexual assault hearings. I thought Trump had said he would let a ...
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Why weren't allegations based on Judge Kavanaugh's 1983 yearbook, raised during his nomination in 2006 to the DC Circuit?

I refer only to the allegations based on the Hon. Judge Kavanaugh's 1983 yearbook from Georgetown Preparatory School (like 'Renate Alumnus', and alcoholic consumption slang), and not those that were ...
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Is there any talk to change the nomination process for the SCOTUS?

I have previously asked why the SCOTUS (Supreme Court Of The United States) nomination and confirmation process is what it is. What I gather is that it ideally is a way to keep the Judicial branch ...
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Why can't the Republican party force a vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh?

In the related question What do Democrats have to gain, politically, by preventing Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court? various aspects of how the Democrats benefit from delaying the ...
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What criteria is used for a Supreme Court nomination while in Senate Judiciary Committee?

I have a policies and procedures question. I've been watching Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee on television. I'm having a hard time finding reading on the ...
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Why didn't Barack Obama try to force the Senate to hold hearings on SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland?

US Constitution Article 2 says this about the appointments to the Supreme Court: [the President] shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint (...) Judges ...
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Is it known who replaces whom on SCOTUS if there are two vacancies?

Speculation is that Clarence Thomas may also retire while Republicans hold the Presidency, presumably to ensure his replacement is a Republican-appointed Judge. Let's assume that happens soon, and ...
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Can a large number of federal judges be confirmed at once in the US Senate?

President Trump has nominated many federal judges for Senate confirmation. As this list from Wikipedia shows, there is a huge backlog of judiciary nominations. For instance, only 20 judiciary ...
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Could a Party Choose Not to Nominate an Incumbent?

For example, if the Republican party wanted to hold a new primary in 2020 and pick someone other than Trump, is there any specific reason they could or could not do so?
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What influence do Democrats have in stopping Trump's nominations from being approved?

I am totally new to how the U.S. government works but my question is based on the news that I am seeing on CNN. It looks like everyone on the Democrats' side is opposing the Jeff Sessions nomination ...
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Can the Senate reject all cabinet nominees?

As all high government officials require the consent of the Senate, would it be possible for a opposition-held Senate to continuously reject the nominations by the President? Senate confirmations ...
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Supreme Court Nominations

If the GOP loses the Senate majority in this upcoming election, will they still have enough power to block Supreme Court Justice nominee?
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Can the Senate postpone confirming a new Supreme Court judge virtually indefinitely?

Right now the Republican leadership are refusing to confirm a Supreme Court nominee in order to keep a Democratic President's nomination from being accepted. Can the Senate postpone confirming a ...
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Is Donald Trump officially the Republican nominee?

Googling the phrase 2016 primaries indicates that Donald Trump is the "likely Republican presidential nominee" (emphasis mine). While Donald Trump needs 1237 delegates to secure the nomination, he ...
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Is there an established method for changing a nominee after the convention?

This year there is the real likely hood that one or more candidates that could be nominated could be indicted, discredited, or simply prove themselves unfit to hold the office of POTUS. Is there ...