Video: Why Supreme Court nominees should give opinions during hearings

Brian Fitzpatrick is an assistant professor of law and researches judicial politics and judicial selection and is an expert on the Senate confirmation process. He served as a law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia in 2001-2002 and as a Special Counsel for Supreme Court Nominations to Senator John Cornyn in 2005-2006.
Here he talks about why Sotomayor and other Supreme Court nominees should have to give their opinions on hot button issues during Senate confirmation hearings
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