It’s pretty much become a given that for U.S. senators, the judicial nomination process is more about scoring cheap political points rather than considering the long-term implications of a lifetime appointment. Following yet another round of overheated nomination hearings, what lessons should we take away? Attorney Rabbi Dr. Jay Michaelson will join Interfaith Alliance president Rabbi Jack Moline, filling in this week for State of Belief host Rev. Welton Gaddy, to discuss the hearings as well as prospects for the future of the politicized court. Jay has written about the Supreme Court for the last eight years, first for the Daily Beast and now for New York.