Federal court vacancies: Only the couth (i.e., liberals) need apply

Typical bias from the Washington Post:  Obama Judicial Nominees Poised to Join Powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.  Only leftist former ACLU attorneys, labor union activists, and law professors belong in the polite company of the federal judiciary.  Any time a Republican nominee takes a seat, he/she “changed the internal dynamics of the court” and upset the “tradition of comity on the court.”

These stories always use terms like “arch-conservative” and “pull[ing] the court’s decisions to the right” when talking about conservatives, but of course never call any nominee “leftist” or “left-wing” or “arch-liberal.”


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