Federalist No. 77 (Federalist Number 77) is an essay by Alexander Hamilton and the seventy-seventh of the Federalist Papers. It was published on April 2, 1788 under the pseudonymPublius, the name under which all the Federalist Papers were published. The title is, "The Appointing Power Continued and Other Powers of the Executive Considered", and it is the last in a series of 11 essays discussing the powers and limitations of the Executive branch.
In this paper, Hamilton discusses the power of the Senate to approve a president's appointments.
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