In a recent Washington Post commentary about nominating a new Supreme Court justice, Benjamin Wittes writes: "the only rule that governs the confirmation process is the law of the jungle: There are no rules." Wittes is editor of the Lawfare blog, and a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution. He talks with MPR News host Kerri Miller about how virtually all federal judicial nominations have become political and what it means for the justice in the U.S.
Wittes co-wrote the commentary with former appellate court nominee Miguel A. Estrada.
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