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Event (March 28): Going A-Courting: The Senate, the Presidency, and the Gorsuch Confirmation Process

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

gorsuchThe Constitution calls for the president to nominate Supreme Court justices, but requires “the advice and consent of the Senate” to appoint them. What standards ought to guide senators in giving that consent? How much deference should the Senate show to the president’s choice? Is there a meaningful distinction today between partisan politics and competing visions for how a justice fulfills his duties? How does the confirmation process exemplify both the distinct powers and responsibilities of the different branches and the coordination required for functional government?

Join AEI on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 for a conversation with Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, followed by a panel of experts, who will discuss the confirmation process of Judge Neil Gorsuch in light of these questions.

Join the conversation on social media with @AEI on Twitter and Facebook.


4:15 PM

4:30 PM
Gary J. Schmitt, AEI

Ben Sasse, US Senate (R-NE)

5:00 PM

5:10 PM
Panel discussion


Christopher Kang, former deputy counsel to President Barack Obama
William K. Kelley, former deputy counsel to President George W. Bush
Carrie Severino, Judicial Crisis Network

John Yoo, AEI

5:45 PM

6:00 PM

For more information and to RSVP, click here.