Russell R. Wheeler is President of the Governance Institute and a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution. His current focus includes legislative-judicial relations and immigrant adjudication. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Washington College of Law at American University.
Prior to joining the Governance Institute and Brookings, he served the Federal Judicial Center from 1977-2005, including as Deputy Director from 1991. He was a Senior Staff Associate at the National Center for State Courts in 1976-1977; a U.S. Supreme Court Fellow and later research associate in the office of the Chief Justice’s Administrative Assistant in 1973-1976; and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University in 1970-1973.
Wheeler is a prolific author who has authored dozens of books and articles on the federal courts, judicial independence, judicial selection methods, judicial education programs, judicial discipline, and judicial administration.
A discussion on the rules of Senate voting and the decrease in judges qualified to be nominated for the Supreme Court.
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