The Judicial Confirmation Process 25 Years After Bork

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law, Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC


In the nearly 25 years since the nomination and defeat of Robert Bork for the Supreme Court, the process of nominating and confirming Supreme Court justices and federal judges has grown ever-more contentious and divisive, to the point that many commentators believe the system no longer really works. This program will briefly look back on the 1987 Bork battle, identify its lessons, and examine the current state of the confirmation process and whether there is any way to make the system function more effectively in the future.

Presented by the Program on Law and Government




WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

CLE Accreditation - $ 55.00
(1.5 credit hours) will be applied for as requested to different states

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Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or

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