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Do you think female Supreme Court nominees are more harshly scrutinized than male nominees?

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Poll Results: 3,813 votes
46%
Yes. Female nominees' personal lives are looked at much more closely.
 
22%
If you are going to be in the Supreme Court, your life should be an open book.
 
14%
No. All nominees are equally scrutinized.
 
10%
Sometimes.
 
8%
Other
 


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Kay M.
Thursday July 21, 2016, 8:18 PM


cs

Janis K.
Saturday January 23, 2016, 5:59 AM


don't know

Roro l.
Friday January 1, 2016, 11:25 AM


Thank you


Kay M.
Monday December 21, 2015, 7:07 PM


cts

Sue H.
Saturday November 21, 2015, 11:03 PM


Yes.

Roro l.
Saturday November 7, 2015, 4:22 AM


Thanks


Roro l.
Thursday November 5, 2015, 3:46 AM


Thank you!


Jonathan Harper
Wednesday October 28, 2015, 6:06 AM


noted

Panchali Yapa
Sunday October 25, 2015, 2:36 AM


Thank you

M.N. J.
Thursday October 15, 2015, 3:49 AM


"It was not always like this. In 1993, during her Supreme Court confirmation hearings, then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg explained, 'my own views and what I would do if I were sitting in the legislature are not relevant to the job' of a judge. She also declined to weigh in on previously decided Supreme Court decisions, explaining that she could only rule on cases in which she has heard and considered the parties' arguments. The Senate accepted these explanations and confirmed Justice Ginsburg by an overwhelming majority. But that was twenty years ago."

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/07/the-unfortunate-politicization-of-judicial-confirmation-hearings/259445/



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