Obama Begins Shaping Federal Judiciary

Law360, New York (January 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Though energy and environmental issues will almost certainly not be used as a litmus test for new federal judges, experts predict that President Obama's appointees will read the Constitution broadly when deciding climate change, standing and other key legal matters likely to come up.

Obama has made only three appointments so far – David Hamilton to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Gerard Lynch to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Andre Davis to the U.S. Court of Appeals...
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