Judicial Nominees and Ideological Extremism

President Obama will announce three new nominees to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today. On Sunday, I was on a panel on MSNBC’s Up With Steve Kornacki, discussing the looming showdown over Republican obstruction of the president’s appointments to the federal bench. One major point: while Republicans, under Bush, pressed for ideologically extreme nominees to the D.C. Circuit (and other federal courts), they are now portraying Obama’s nominees–all mainstream legal thinkers–as extremists from the other side. Here’s one clip from the show:

Other clips from the show are here; we also discussed the retirement of Michele Bachmann from the House.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: