A Conversation Between Judge Andrew D. Hurwitz and Linda Greenhouse: The State of Nominations and Confirmations
ABSTRACT: Andrew D. Hurwitz YLS '72 will discuss his path to the bench with Linda Greenhouse. Their discussion will focus on the role of outside organizations in raising opposition to a judicial nomination and the growth of interest groups that seek to block judicial confirmations.
Andrew D. Hurwitz is a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He joined the court in 2012 after an appointment from President Obama. At the time of appointment, he was the Vice Chief Justice of the five member Arizona Supreme Court. Judge Hurwitz earned his undergraduate degree in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University in 1968 and his JD from Yale University in 1972.
Linda Greenhouse is a Senior Research Scholar in Law, the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times between 1978 and 2008 and currently writes a biweekly column on law.
Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy at Yale Law School.