Congress, Courts, and the Presidency

Burt Wides, former senior counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, talked to students from the University of Denver and Pace University… read more

Burt Wides, former senior counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, talked to students from the University of Denver and Pace University in New York City, who participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. He talked about the process used by the Senate in confirming a judicial nomination to the federal bench. Mr. Wides responded to questions from students.

A video showed President Obama nominating Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court. A different video shown contained scenes from the nomination of Chief Justice John Roberts. Another video was a montage of Senators questioning Supreme Court nominees.

This course was a partnership between C-SPAN, The Cable Center, and the University of Denver. The copyright for this program is held by The Cable Center. close

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Congress, Courts, and the Presidency

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Program ID:
286635-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 29, 2009

Airing Details

  • May 29, 2009 | 5:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

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