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Dog bites man story: Democrat-dominated Fourth Circuit more liberal now

The Senate refused to approve most of Bush's nominees to the Fourth Circuit, and Barack Obama has dominated the appointments process: five of the fourteen sitting judges are Obama appointees. That makes the total nine Democrats to five Republicans—and one of the Republican appointees was originally a Clinton nomination renominated by Bush as part of a compromise. The Baltimore Sun notices that the jurisprudence of the court has changed.

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Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute


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