On The Horizon: A New Federal Circuit — Part II

Law360, New York (January 27, 2010, 2:21 PM EST) -- Part I of this article reported that there could be as many as nine new judges appointed to the Federal Circuit by the end of 2012. Here, we consider how the Obama administration’s philosophy on judicial appointments and its past nominees to the other federal appellate courts provide clues as to how the Federal Circuit bench may be reshaped in the next few years.

We expect that, as in the past, only highly qualified individuals will be nominated and confirmed, and believe that the president should...
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