"Among the issues to which I devoted the most time were welfare reform and campaign finance reform. I also provided constitutional advice, in a variety of contexts, on these and other issues, including separation of powers, governmental privileges, freedom of speech , and church-state relations. One of the projects to which I devoted substantial time was a set of guidelines issued by the President on religious exercise and expression in the federal workplace."
She also hints that her work in the Executive branch and in Congress would be beneficial if she were ever to serve as a judge. "I know a fair amount about both legislative and administrative processes; this knowledge, combined with my academic background and litigation training, will serve me well in considering the constitutional , statutory and regulatory issues that form the core of the DC Circuit's caseload."
In a discussion regarding her academic work she tells the committee that she thought her scholarly work would be helpful if she were ever to become a judge: "I believe the doctrinal basis of my scholarship makes it helpful to judges and lawyers, and that the often intricate legal analysis in the work comes close (or at any rate, as close as scholarship can) to the practice of appellate judging."