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Custodians of the Constitution?

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Uploaded on Apr 29, 2010

"The Coming Constitutional Debate"
Remarks by Justice Stephen J. Markman
Michigan Supreme Court

As Assistant Attorney General under President Ronald Reagan, Justice Stephen J. Markman headed the Office of Legal Policy, which served as the principal policy development office, and coordination center for the federal judicial selection process. In this excerpt from remarks given in Washington, D.C., on February 25, 2010, well before the retirement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was announced, Justice Markman explains how the confirmation process of federal judges may be better attuned to the Constitution. To read his recommended nine steps for enhancing the Senates advice and consent role, download the free white paper, The Coming Constitutional Debate: A Citizens Guide, at thekirbycenter.org.

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