Conservative vs. Liberal Judges – Understanding the Difference as Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Begin

The two major competing philosophies currently in use are the originalism/textualism viewpoint, whose most well-known proponent was Justice Antonin Scalia, and the “living Constitution” approach, which has evolved over the years.

The Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to replace retiring Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer started on March 21st and will last several days. After that, her nomination will proceed to the floor of the U.S. Senate, where a majority vote will determine whether she will be confirmed to her new position…


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