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30: Supreme Court Appointment Process: Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee

This episode is a reading of a September 22, 2020, Congressional Research Service report titled, “Supreme Court Appointment Process: Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee.” The appointment of a Supreme Court Justice is an event of major significance in American politics. Each appointment is of consequence because of the enormous judicial power the Supreme Court…
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29: Diplomacy in Crisis – The Trump Administration’s Decimation of the State Department

On July 28, 2020, the Democratic Staff of the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations released a 46-page report documenting their concerns with regard to length vacancies of key positions within the State Department, the vetting of nominees for Presidential appointees that have to be confirmed by the Senate and issues of morale under Secretary…
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