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Bell Ringer: Senate Role in Judicial Nominations

Senate Role in Judicial Nominations

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, talked about the role of the Senate in Supreme Court nominations.

Description

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, talked about the role of the Senate in Supreme Court nominations.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Explain the power the President of the U.S. has with regard to judicial appointments.
  • Describe the Senate's role with regard to judicial appointments as it relates to the U.S. Constitution and is explained by Sen. Hatch.
  • Explain the Senate Majority's decision regarding the confirmation process for Justice Scalia's vacancy on the Supreme Court.

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Advice And Consent
    • Appointment
    • Judiciary Committee
    • Justice Antonin Scalia
    • Nominate

    Topics

    Judicial BranchLegislative Branch

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity