Manatt’s Gregg Nunziata, a partner in the firm’s government and regulatory practice, was interviewed by MSNBC to discuss the impact of Brett Kavanaugh’s and Christine Blasey Ford’s testimonies before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
In the segment, Nunziata discussed how the Supreme Court confirmation process has become increasingly partisan over time. He also discussed potential changes to the confirmation process in the future.
“I mean, the parties are ideologically sorted, but also the court and where the court rules on central issues and politics is aligned with that, too. So it’s getting harder and harder for members of either party to give deference to the president of the opposite party,” said Nunziata. “The last several Supreme Court justices now have been confirmed with almost strict party-line votes—both [of] Obama’s judges, Alito, and Gorsuch—and now [there’s] Kavanaugh.”