3. The judicial branch is often assumed to be insulated from politics. However, politics affects many aspects of the
(a) Describe two political factors that affect presidents' decisions to appoint members of the federal judiciary.
(b) Identify two political factors that affect the confirmation process of a president's nominees and explain how
each factor complicates a confirmation.
(c) Explain how one legislative power serves as a check on court decisions.
(d) Explain how one executive power serves as a check on court decisions.