Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Two pieces about the federal courts merit careful reading. Ostensibly, the pieces are about the ideological conflicts on the court and how President-Elect Obama will be able to shape the courts to conform to his ideology. However, beneath the surface, the articles provide a facsinating behind-the-scenes look at how the judges conduct the business of their courts. The Washington Post's story about the Sixth Circuit can be found here. Legal Times' study of the Fourth Circuit is here.