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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Republicans have kept up a steady drumbeat of obstruction to Barack Obama’s judicial nominees, and nowhere is the problem more glaring than the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, a venerable institution that hears major cases challenging environmental and civil rights regulations.

Obstruction of nominees to this particular Appeals Court ramped up under George W. Bush, largely because of the historical trend of presidents using it as a springboard for their Supreme court nominees.