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9 Lincoln Mem'l U. L. Rev. 1 (2021)

handle is hein.journals/lmulr9 and id is 1 raw text is: LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY
LAW REVIEW
VOLUME 9           FALL 2021             ISSUE 1
POLITICIZING IMPARTIALITY:
REDEFINING THE ROLE OF THE SENATE IN
FEDERAL JUDICIAL SELECTION
Adam Zirkle Harness1 and
Melissa Ann Harness2
I. INTRODUCTION
The federal judicial system in the United States of
America has long been criticized for being an archaic
structure  that is largely    inflexible, self-serving, and
underperforming. Much of these criticisms comes from the
fact that the judicial system in and of itself seems to be a
slow-moving, overly politicized, and bureaucratized arena
that is incapable of substantial change even under dire
circumstances. Although many experts would contend that
1 Adam Harness is the Digital Collections & Initiatives Instructional Law
Librarian for the Charleston School of Law. Prof. Harness has an LL.M.
from American University Washington College of Law in Law and
Government specializing in Law, Politics, and Legislation. Prof. Harness
obtained his JD from the University of Tennessee College of Law and
also holds a Master of Information Science and a Master of Public Policy
and Administration from the University of Tennessee.
2 Dr. Melissa Harness is an Adjunct Professor at the University of
Tennessee. Dr.. Harness obtained her JD from Duncan School of Law in
Knoxville, TN. Dr. Harness also has a Ph.D. and Master of Science from
the University of Tennessee. Dr. Harness has multiple publications
regarding educational policy and law.

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