American College of Trial Lawyers
Recommendations for a Senate Special Committee on Judicial Nominations
A leading responsibility of the American College of Trial Lawyers is to educate the public on the judiciary’s role in protecting the rule of law. The Fellows of the Judicial Independence Committee have concluded that a significant element in this education is to restore confidence in the confirmation of Justices for the Supreme Court. Having evaluated reforms needed to restore confidence in this process, the committee recommends eleven measures to guide the Senate in securing needed reform.
A companion proposal is for the Senate to create a Special Committee on Judicial Nominations, a committee to effectuate the reform measures.