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Yes, Democratic Senators Have Questioned Judicial Nominees About Their Faith

Amy Coney Barrett is not the only judge to have faced improper scrutiny from Democrats over her religious beliefs.

The Show Trial of Brett Kavanaugh

In evaluating the testimony of Brett Kavanaugh and his accusers, how are outsiders expected to judge where the truth lies?

Trump’s Stellar Judges

Donald Trump deserves thunderous acclaim from conservatives for his outstanding record of judicial appointments during his first year as president. But his conspicuous successes should not obscure the many obstacles on the long path to genuine transformation of the federal judiciary.

Fencing with Bigots

Imagine a dialogue between a nominee to a federal appeals court and members of the Committee on the Judiciary of what once imagined itself “the world’s greatest deliberative body.”

Memorandum of Sen. Orrin Hatch on the Record of Judge Sarokin

PRIMARY DOCUMENT The Congressional Record   Publication Date: September 12, 1994 H. Lee Sarokin, President Clinton’s nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, was appointed by Jimmy Carter to the federal district court in New Jersey in 1979. Since that time, Judge Sarokin has earned a reputation as a stridently liberal judicial […]