Advise and Dissent

Categories: Politics, Festivals
1hr 26min | 2012
Government?s least-understood "Third Branch" has a huge impact on our lives?from abortion to affirmative action, education to the environment, privacy to police action. So we must put our faith in the ideal chiseled on its façade: "Equal Justice Under Law."   But in recent years the way we select Supreme Court justices has become dangerously politicized, threatening judicial impartiality. ADVISE & DISSENT is the first documentary to go behind the lines and into the trenches of the judicial confirmation wars. The film tracks two opposing lobbyists and two lions of the Senate through several recent nominations, each of which inflames passions and provokes surprising conflicts and shifting alliances. The award-winning film weaves ?you-are-there? scenes into an unexpectedly suspenseful narrative. ADVISE & DISSENT subtly but inexorably reveals how honesty has succumbed to strategy, how politics have come to trump principle, and how partisanship is overwhelming judicial independence. Both timely and timeless, the film lays bare the collision of politics and justice that is re-shaping America?s future.

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Topics: Government, Politics, Law, Legal, Sundance Film Festival, Court, Position, Political, Supreme Court, Ethics
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Fulgenzio Baracco
Fulgenzio Baracco
August 3, 2014
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Eric
Eric
February 14, 2014
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Dave Selander
Dave Selander
January 25, 2014
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Jim Buckley
Jim Buckley
January 3, 2014
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joseph chavez
joseph chavez
December 13, 2013
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Important documentary. Sheds a lot of light on the subject of the Supreme Court and the judiciary committee.
Charles Kim
Charles Kim
July 7, 2013
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