User talk:Saucy Intruder

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I like the new table at DC Circuit Court of Appeals. It was just a few days ago that I added the list of nominees to each circuit. Are you thinking of doing a chart for the other circuits? I was thinking about adding a history to each circuit focusing on past changes in authorized seats and so forth. I was also planning to create a new article that would be a list of Circuit Court confirmations by session of Congress (there are an average of about 17 per session going back 20 years) I don't know what to call the new article though. Suggestions? NoSeptember 01:00, 27 May 2005 (UTC)

Thanks! The list of confirmations is a great idea, and we should try to include failed and withdrawn nominations as well. I'm slowly doing this for the other circuits - First and Federal are done, another user is working on 2d. See my United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit article for an example of how I'm doing the succession by seat. --PrinceValium 01:05, 27 May 2005 (UTC)

The changes you guys are making are better than what I would have done, so I will let you go to it. There are some subpar articles on the Supreme Court too you might consider. List of Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States would be nice with another list by seat #. Defeated nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court seems lacking, although I'm not sure how to improve it. Also, there is the very speculative Potential Bush administration nominees to the Supreme Court of the United States. I mention these because they are likely to be viewed more often than the Circuit articles, especially once a SCOTUS vacancy occurs. I'm glad that these judiciary sections are being enhanced. NoSeptember 01:31, 27 May 2005 (UTC)

Hamilton University[edit]

I saw your NPOV template on the Hamilton University. I read the CBS News materials and a few other online sources and then rewrote the article so it is a little less over-the-top (although there does not appear to be much positive that one can say). See if you think the NPOV template should come off. DS1953

Political compostition of courts[edit]

I am putting together something on the "political composition" of circuit courts since there seems to be some interest in that. User:NoSeptember/Federal judge appointment history Before I get too far, I would appreciate any comments or suggestions you may have. NoSeptember (talk) 14:05, 12 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments and welcome back. I moved the article into namespace here: Federal judicial appointment history. I agree it would be a bit much to add these charts to each circuit's article, so I just have a link to the article in the See also section. Most of the circuits are done, I'm just waiting on the seat successions that you guys are still working on. I invite you to improve the introduction of the article since you are of course correct that who appointed a judge is a very inexact measure of their judicial politics. NoSeptember 19:52, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

You wrote "The political makeup of each court can be easily deduced from the chart containing the current and former judges on a particular court." -- I am not sure I agree with this. With the Presidency rotating between parties it is not always easy to add the Clinton+Carter and compare to the Reagan+Bush+Bush. Breaking close partisan ties has been an issue in the battle over judges in both the 6th and the DC circuits going back to the late '90's. I like the consolidation plan of yours, I was trying to avoid a too wide chart, but the shortened headers has improved that already. NoSeptember 20:18, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Duty stations[edit]

Hi there:

Thanks for filling in the remaining duty stations for United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. I'm trying to make sure that we have the duty stations sourced for these articles, so could you cite your sources for the duty stations under "References" in the articles? Thanks,

DLJessup 3 July 2005 05:14 (UTC)

Wow, that was quick. I'm actually using my law school's clerkship database, which is password protected, so a link would not be appropriate. Priscilla Owen's Austin chambers is reported here: [1]. --Saucy Intruder 3 July 2005 05:17 (UTC)

Is it possible to name the database, even if you can't link to it? (Just like we can cite books even though we can't link to them.) Or could that get you in trouble?

DLJessup 3 July 2005 06:02 (UTC)

List of '04 cases[edit]

Thanks for thinking of me - I've added my name to the Wikipedia Supreme Court project. I like your proposed setup, just be sure to leave a spot for full citations to be listed once they become available. I'd be happy to help - after the Bar!!! Cheers. -- BD2412 talk July 5, 2005 03:16 (UTC)

Saucy, the standardization in reporting these cases is a good idea, and this format looks good to me. I won't participate in this project because my interest in the courts is primarily the political aspects of appointment and rulings; individual cases are a bore to me (I am neither in nor studying in the legal field). What might interest me here is the grouping of cases by the vote combinations (like they do each November in the Harvard Law Review) - if there is an article for 2004 S.C. cases, that may be a section I would like to work on. Thanks for the invitation. NoSeptemberT 5 July 2005 21:20 (UTC)

List of important Acts enacted by the U.S. Congress[edit]

Per your excellent suggestion (or at least by implication thereof), I have started a List of important Acts enacted by the U.S. Congress. I think gathering the names and seeing how many are red links is a good first step towards standardizing the format. -- BD2412 talk July 5, 2005 23:25 (UTC)

Circuit court biographies project[edit]

I am ready to start creating biographies for all of the current circuit court judges (and many of the former ones). Should we first create a preferred standard format for the these biographies? (preferred source, amount of detail, etc.) I have also contacted User:DLJessup and User:BD2412 about this, please involve anyone else who you think may be interested. NoSeptember- 02:05, 13 July 2005 (UTC)


please, clean up yours deletion notice on Dremel Article rewritten and all votes are to keep.

Nomination for merging of Template:Infobox U.S. legislation[edit]

Template:Infobox U.S. legislation has been nominated for merging with Template:Infobox legislation. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 19:10, 15 November 2014 (UTC)