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Problem: judicial confirmation hearings have turned into a circus, especially when it’s a Republican president making the nomination.
Solution: let’s ditch the public hearing.
There’s no Constitutional requirement that the Senate hold a public hearing so that committee members can make nice clips for media consumption. The only reason why we have them is because Brandeis, who was Jewish, was nominated and it caused an outcry so he went to the hearing to reassure everyone he wasn’t that radical.