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Old 11-07-2012, 08:19 AM
 
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Well what happens in the Senate over the next few months will determine how liberal the Obama court will become. Several incoming senators mainly Angus King are talking about limiting it and reforming it to where it works. The biggest problem right now is federal court appointments and the filibustering of them, to the point where 25% of all judicial seats are vacant. This could lead to a much more liberal court if the Obama doesn't have to nominate a judge every senator sees eye to eye with and will tolerate.

There are 3 seats expected to come up over the next 4 years with 1 liberal and 2 conservative judges expected to pack it in.
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