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Friday, February 7, 2014

NYTimes Criticizes Federal Bench for Too Many Corporate Lawyers and Prosecutors

It's not just Republican presidents who appoint corporate attorneys or prosecutors.  The New York Times cites an Alliance for Justice report that says about 85 percent of Mr. Obama’s nominees to the federal bench have been corporate attorneys or prosecutors."  I think the Times is right in saying "though some senators think it’s politically incorrect to say so, a judge’s experience and personal history are, at times, critical to how she or he approaches the job."

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