No More Mr. Nice President

, The National Law Journal


President Barack Obama's naming of three lawyers to a key appeals court last week struck a new, more aggressive tone on the judicial nominations front, a move that ultimately could determine the size of the imprint his presidency leaves on the nation's courts.

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  • Darren McKinney

    Remember when Senator Obama tried (and failed) to filibuster now Justice Alito's nomination to the SCOTUS? Remember when Senator Obama warned against the prospect of frustrated Republicans hastily changing filibuster rules to better accommodate their then-majority's whims? Why don't our media jump on these inconsistencies as they have with every other president throughout history? And does the fact that they'll predictably hold their tongues and pens encourage that much more inconsistency and hypocrisy from this White House? (Since I'm using my real name, I'll report to readers here on my IRS audit as soon as it is scheduled.)

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