Sen. Ted Kaufman, D-Del., worked behind the scenes on Supreme Court nominations for much of the last three decades, as an adviser and chief of staff to then-Sen. Joe Biden. Now, as Biden's successor and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kaufman will have the chance to question and vote on a nominee when the Senate weighs in on Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Kaufman sat down with The National Law Journal to reflect on his experiences, discuss how the process has changed -- and offer some predictions.
Inside the Supreme Court Confirmation Process: Q&A With Sen. Ted Kaufman
The National Law Journal
June 29, 2009