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State and federal legislatures, and the courts themselves, have thrust the judicial branch into a growing number of controversial policy questions. Brookings experts examine how judges are selected, how they deal with other branches of government, and how they reach their decisions.
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Obama’s April judicial nominations are unlikely to be confirmed, despite substantial precedent
May 3, 2016, Russell Wheeler
On April 28, President Obama sent the Senate eight district court nominations, bringing the total to 12 district nominees in April. In this post, Russell Wheeler shows why the confirmation of these nominations is increasingly unlikely.
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