Judicial Nominations and the Department of Justice

The George W. Bush administration entered office with an organized and precise plan for nominating and confirming judges to federal benches, including that of the Supreme Court. This project will highlight the stories of people throughout this process, including voices from the White House, the Department of Justice, and private-sector advisers to and observers of the process.

Lead Scholar - Dr. Aaron Crawford




Rachel Brand
Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice

Viet Dinh
U.S. Assistant Attorney General

Fred Fielding
White House Counsel

C. Boyden Gray
U.S. Ambassador to the European Union

Leonard Leo
Member of the Federalist Society & U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
Catholic Strategist for the 2004 Bush Presidential Campaign

Larry Thompson
U.S. Deputy Attorney General
Jeffrey Toobin
Legal Analyst for The New Yorker
Frank Williams
Justice on the U.S. Military Commission Review Panel
Supreme Court Chief Justice of Rhode Island                                                                           

These interviews will remain sealed from public viewing until a date specified in the agreement with each individual.