The D.C. Circuit Will Tilt Even Further To The Left
Judge David Tatel announced that he will take senior status from the D.C. Circuit. By my count, he became eligible for senior status in October 2008, at the tail-end of the Bush 43 administration. Now, one month into the Biden Administration, he has decided to assume senior status. For the foreseeable future, the D.C. Circuit will have a remarkable leftward tilt not seen since the 1960s. Let’s break down the numbers.
There are currently only four active judges appointed by Republican Presidents: Henderson, Katsas, Rao, and Walker. And there are seven active judges appointed by Democratic presidents: Srinivasan, Rogers, Tatel, Garland, Millett, Pillard, and Wilkins. During the height of the Bush 41 administration, before Judge Thomas went to the Supreme C
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