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The Judicial Balance


In reference to Jalk Balkin’s comments (see here and here), it would seem to me that the balance of the judiciary largely reflects presidential voting over the past decades. Republicans have held the White House for 23 of the past 35 years, and 17 of the past 25, so it seems only natural that Republicans have been responsible for the lion’s share of judicial appointments.


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