This morning I noticed that Jeffrey Toobin wrote about Obama’s slow pace of judicial appointments last week in the New Yorker (while catching up on reading two blogs that pointed me there).
Like our Exhibits column on Cal Law today, Toobin’s earlier piece compared Obama’s pace of appointments to his predecessor, George W. Bush.
Guess our sources of inspiration (the first anniversary of Obama’s inauguration, coupled with last week’s batch of judicial appointments from the White House) struck Toobin first. But they are presented differently: Exhibits (free reg. req.) focuses on just federal trial court appointments and took a graphic approach. Toobin’s narrative, on the other hand, focuses on all federal judicial appointments at all levels, and gets into the political context.
— Pam Smith