Justice

Obama Has Successfully Appointed Zero Court of Appeals Judges Under Age 45

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“Since 1981…Republicans have appointed 41 federal appellate judges under age 45 to the Democrats’ 10. Bush placed 13 judges in this group. Obama, so far, has zero.” This complete inability to confirm any young appeals judges — the sort of judges who could be eligible to serve on the Supreme Court more than a decade from now — stems in no small part from the Senate GOP’s unprecedented campaign of obstruction against Obama’s judicial nominees. It certainly hasn’t helped, however, that Obama’s nominees as a whole are older that his predecessors’. (HT: David Dayen)