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  • Tuesday, May 24, 2005


    Bush's Judicial Nominations

    (Tip 'o the mouse to Bitch. Ph.D.)

    The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has an interesting factsheet about current judicial nominees and confirmations. Here's a little bit:
    218 - The number of judicial nominations made by President George W. Bush

    208 -The number of Bush nominees that have been confirmed.

    95% - The percentage Bush’s judicial nominees have been confirmed.

    24% - The percentage of the federal judiciary appointed by President George W. Bush (208 of 862 judges).

    The judicial vacancy rate is at the lowest it has been in 14 years.
    I was particularly struck by the 24% figure of total appointees. Is it any wonder that the Dems are trying to keep a few of the worst off the bench? If memory serves (and it may not), Clinton had 111 nominees refused or held up in committee. Bush has had 10. Even accounting for the unequal time periods involved that seems quite a huge difference.

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