February 04, 2017

Video highlights: Exploring the presidential nomination and confirmation process

A panel of experts share their perspectives on the U.S. presidential nomination and confirmation process during the ABA Midyear Meeting in Miami on Feb. 3.

“The President Nomination Process and the Steps to Confirmation—A View from Different Perspectives” offered a behind-the-scenes look at the complex, but often confusing process.  


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Panelists representing the viewpoints of the White House, Congress, the media and the judiciary included:

Beryl A. Howell
Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Former Staff and General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Andre M. Davis
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Harriet Miers
Former White House Counsel to President George W. Bush

Karen A. Popp
Former Associate White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton

Spencer Hsu
The Washington Post

Russell R. Wheeler
Former Deputy Director of the Federal Judicial Center
Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program

The program was sponsored by the ABA Judicial Division.