I will pay for the following article Politics of Confirming Federal Judges. The work is to be 7 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. In the run-up to the presidential elections in the year 2008, the nomination and the confirmation of the lower federal courts came to a standstill. There has been a contentious battle for over eight years between republicans and the democrats over the treatment of the latter by President Georg W. Bush during nominations to the lower federal courts (Sarah &, Maltzman 93). The Republicans had warned that if they are not consulted on approval of the nominees from the states, their Republican conference will not incline their support to the nominee. The era of Bush was characterized by an intense divisive character in judicial selection, senatorial foot-dragging, prostrations, and decline in confirmation rates. The nature of advice and consent was broken then and could spark protests by both the political parties.
Considering the past experiences of bush administration that assess the patterns for over 60 years, it is evident that there were broad trends in the way judicial nomination was treated. There are pinpointed advancements that have fueled conflict over the makeup of the federal bench. Judiciary is an active partner that should be consulted in making public policy. The salience and the breadth of the docket of federal courts have broadened and hence the process of selecting the federal judges has attracted increased attention. In American history, the judicial selection has been litigious at various junctures, but rarely has it seemed harsh and dysfunctional than in the past.
Vicious controversies like the battles experienced in Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court are emblematical of the extremely Washington’s divisive political climate. There have been scores of minimal conspicuous cases of confirmation held captive in the US senate along with high profile disputes. These have resulted in a decline in the confirmation rates and unparalleled delays in the process of filling the federal judgeship positions.