Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Obama Sets Record in Judicial Appointments

With the Senate confirmation of Stephanie Rose, President Obama set a record: the highest number of  female judges appointed to the federal bench in a single term.  Rose was confirmed on Monday, the first female judge for the Southern District of Iowa.

President Obama's appointment of 72 female judges ties George W. Bush's number of appointments in both of his terms as President.  Bill Clinton appointed 111 women over his two terms.

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