Precedent from the Confirmation Hearings of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

November 11, 1993

Jay T. Jorgensen

Both the federal courts and the United States Senate rely extensively on precedent for the conduct of their current affairs. Whether or not a particular practice is embodied in any formal rule, both the courts and the Senate have regarded continuity of past practice as an essential part of orderly and fair government and have followed their precedents absent some compelling reason to change.

Precedent from the Confirmation Hearings of Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the Conduct of Judicial Nominees