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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 16, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy says the Senate confirmation process for new federal judges is too political and is keeping qualified candidates who don't want to go through such a difficult process from agreeing to serve. "This is bad for the legal system," Kennedy said. "It makes the judiciary look politicized when it is not, and it has to stop." Kennedy made the remarks at the opening session of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference in Hawaii. He also defended the conference, which has come under attack for its costs. WRCB TV has the news.