Recent vacancies on the Supreme Court have brought the concepts of original intent and judicial activism into the media mainstream as the question of what the proper role of the courts should be becomes central to the process of federal judicial nominations and confirmations. Owens (political science, Jacksonville State U., Alabama) sees the divisi
Dr. Owens is Assistant Professor at Jacksonville State University.
Preface; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Original Intent Debate Emerges; 2. Meese Versus Brennan; 3. The Senate Confirmation Process Before 1987; 4. The Bork Hearings; 5. In the Wake of the Bork Hearings; 6. The Confirmation Process Post-Bork; 7. President Clinton's Other Judicial Nominees; 8. Original Intent at the Turn of the Century; Bibliography; For Additional Reading; Index.