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We Delve Into The Supreme Court Nominee Selection Process

As we wait to find out who the President selects, we learn more about how justices are chosen in the first place.


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President Trump listens while Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy speaks during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House.


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Tonight (July 9) President Trump will announce his nominee to be the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. The highly-anticipated announcement comes less than two weeks after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement.

While we wait to find out who the President's nominating, we delve into the process itself. How are potential justices nominated and ultimately confirmed? Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with Emily Berman, assistant professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center.