Talk:Bill Clinton judicial appointment controversies
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I think instead of just listing the people here and then making an article for all of them. Try taking info from those sepperate articles and putting it together here.Gears Of War 13:02, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Focus on nominees rather seats
For failed appellate nominees, the article refers to, for example, J. Rich Leonard being nominated to a North Carolina seat on the 4th circuit or James E. Duffy, Jr. being nominated to a Hawaii seat on the 9th circuit. These designations are by tradition only, and "ownership" can and does change. In the previous examples, the Leonard seat is now occupied by Virginian Roger Gregory and the Duffy seat used to be a held by Cynthia Holcomb Hall of California. Also, judges sometimes move after being appointed, which can further confuse the matter (e.g. Stephen Trott moving from California to Idaho, Barrington Daniels Parker, Jr. moving from Connecticut to New York). So, rather than describing contested nominations using a somewhat artificial state-based approach, I think it makes more sense to focus on the nominees themselves. Thoughts? Billyboy01 (talk) 04:52, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
This article seems to focus on judicial appointments that failed rather than controversies per se, especially because one of the entries is described as not being a controversy but nonetheless a failure. I don't see a focus on anybody who was controversial but who nonetheless failed. What could we rename this to? Maybe Failed judicial appointments by Bill Clinton? Kansan (talk) 15:15, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
Judge Judith D. McConnell
Judge McConnell finally got appointed to an appellate court by state Governor Gray Davis before he was ousted by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now she's on the California Commission on Judicial Performance. McConnell had more than one controversial ruling while she sat on the San Diego Superior Court bench; her term expires next year, perhaps she will be replaced. I don't think this article is solely about random Clinton rejects, it's also about judges who should not have been elevated to higher positions of authority. They were already out of their league. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 02:53, 19 October 2012 (UTC)
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