Obama’s Impact on Courts Under Scrutiny

What has been President Barack Obama’s impact on the courts? Journalists are updating their analyses as November’s mid-term elections near, and Democratic control of the Senate comes into question, Gavel Grab reports. A Bloomberg News article published today reports that Obama has surpassed his predecessor, President George W. Bush, for the number of judges confirmed to the bench at a corresponding point in his two terms. The article also notes Obama has named more blacks, Hispanics, women and Asians as federal judges than any of his predecessors.