Obama Judicial Nods Fewer Than Bush, Clinton: Report

Law360, New York (January 13, 2012, 8:20 PM EST) -- Vacancies in district court judgeships have increased and appointments decreased under President Barack Obama's three years in office, while the nonwhite percentage of his district and circuit appointees has far surpassed his predecessors, according to a study released Friday.

According to the Brookings Institution's study of Obama's judicial nominee trends, conducted by visiting fellow Russell Wheeler, Bill Clinton had decreased the number of vacant judgeships in district courts from 90 when he was inaugurated to 50 by his third year. George W. Bush knocked the number...
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