Obama and Appointing Liberal Judges
Jeffrey Toobin has a long article on President Obama and judicial appointments in the new issue of the New Yorker. The object: to ascertain whether Obama is appointing liberal judges. The answer is don't count on it.
First, the numbers:
Just eight months into his ﬁrst term, Obama already has the chance to nominate judges for twenty-one seats on the federal appellate bench —more than ten per cent of the hundred and seventy-nine judges on those courts.”
Toobin writes Obama played it safe and "post-partisan" in his first choices: [More...]
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