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Fourth Circuit Candidate Andre Davis


According to the Baltimore Sun, the Maryland senators are promoting federal district judge Andre Davis for a Fourth Circuit vacancy, and that makes it a safe bet that President Obama will nominate Davis.  A reader familiar with Davis’s judging tells me that Davis has an extraordinary record of reversals, including by Clinton appointees, and the Sun article states that federal prosecutors “are often frustrated by his rulings in criminal cases.”  Somehow I don’t think that Obama will care—or, worse, that he’ll view these as marks in Davis’s favor.

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