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Wed Jun 12, 2013, 07:32 PM

"...a greater percentage of women to federal judgeships than any other president..."


Obama Has Named More Women Judges Than Predecessor

When President Barack Obama nominated two women to a key appeals court last week, he was adding to his lead when it comes to adding women to the federal bench, according to a new study.

Obama has successfully appointed a greater percentage of women to federal judgeships than any other president in American history, the study released Tuesday by the left-leaning Alliance for Justice concluded. The study doesn't include the two recent nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit—Patricia Millett and Cornelia Pillard. (Neither pick has been confirmed.)

Forty-two percent of Obama's successful nominations have been women, according to the study. That's well above the rates of President George W. Bush (22 percent) and President Bill Clinton (29 percent), the study found. President Obama is the first president to appoint two women to the Supreme Court.

"This administration deserves credit for working to create a federal judiciary that more closely reflects the richness and diversity of the American people," said AFJ President Nan Aron.


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 07:40 PM

1. Very good. This is what is needed. We need more equal representation in our judicial branch.

This will have ramifications far beyond what we would have imagined before. What, more liberal women judges? This augers well for abortion rights and the rights of women in general. It is a great thing!

As the mother of 2 girls and the grandmother of 3 girls, I am thrilled beyond belief! This is a great step forward at long last!!!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 07:53 PM

3. Right on, CTyankee!

This is exactly what is needed. More liberal female judges are precisely what this country needs. I'm thrilled, also. It bodes well for abortion/healthcare/reproductive rights and it will make a lasting impression for years!

Wow, congratulations on the two daughters and and three granddaughters. I have a daughter, myself.

I'm a mother by choice, not government or religious edict. Hopefully these judges will give every woman in this country the options they need and deserve.

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 08:00 AM

8. Those of us who lived through the second wave of feminism, that of the 1970s, are

particularly happy since it seemed for a while that we were going backward. But now I see a different perspective and I feel it is only a matter of time until the old sexism is outgrown and replaced by so many achieving females coming of age.

I was just attending my stepdaughter's ordination as a Reform rabbi last weekend and I cried tears of joy when the president of her rabbinical school gently placed his hands on her head and on her shoulders and when she read from the Torah. And I'm not even Jewish (nor any religion), but this was just too overwhelming!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 06:54 PM

9. +1 n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 07:03 PM

10. Thanks so much Tx4obama! I notice you like Rome, Palermo and Naples..

I have been to all of those cities, except Naples. Rome is big but full of flavor and Caravaggio! And I have a special place in my heart for Palermo, a lovely city with a great heartbeat! I am hoping to take my fifth trip to Italy in another year or so....

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 07:22 PM

13. I've gone to Italy three times so far for: 10 days, 3 months, and 3 months


Wish I could stay there

Have a great fifth trip

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 08:04 PM

14. well, I have a bucket list of places I want to go including the south of France, Barcelona (again)

and now another trip to some places in Tuscany I didn't get to in my earlier trips. My passion is art history and I want to research Piero della Francesca more...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 10:26 PM

6. Good news on DU doesn't fly lately, so thanks! nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 07:42 PM

2. That is excellent.

President Obama is the greatest advocate for women's rights of any President in history. Supporting equal pay, signing the VAWA act, so many other achievements.

And he is not afraid to appear before Planned Parenthood and personally thank them for their work for women's health care. I have great respect for him for that alone.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 10:18 PM

5. Some good news for a change. KnR

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 10:28 PM

7. I am surprised that one of the attack hounds that sit around all day writing

impossibly long, reason poor screeds bashing President Obama haven't weighed in yet. Maybe, like a dog that chases every car that come by, they too get tired and just have to watch cars roll by for a while.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 07:13 PM

12. Ha!! Doesn't it seem that this week, this forum has been absolutely GUTTED with OPs from the same

5-6 people? I know a small handful have always thought they owned GD but it's been even worse than usual. At one point yesterday, the same person had four OPs in a row on the front page of this forum. And each one just attacking, snarling, attacking, snarling.

If their attempt was to look "passionate" instead of "unhinged," I'm afraid they failed miserably.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 07:08 PM

11. that is the type of change i voted for

twice

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 08:24 PM

16. Same here.

Twice. Never so happy to cast a vote in my life as I was in 2008 and 2012.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 08:16 PM

15. Where are all the so-called "true progressive" Obama critics?

One would think that they'd welcome this type of good news, but so far they're nowhere to be seen on this thread. You never hear much from them when it comes to any good news about the President or when it comes to anything messed-up that the Congress Republicans are doing.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 08:26 PM

17. forming a snowden '16 committee

nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 01:31 AM

18. May and June


May 2013: President Obama nominated 'twelve' federal judges

Of the twelve - NINE are female, and three are male.

Colin S. Bruce - C.D. Ill. - May 6, 2013
Sara L. Ellis - N.D. Ill. - May 6, 2013
Andrea R. Wood - N.D. Ill. - May 6, 2013
Madeline Hughes Haikala - N.D. Ala. - May 9, 2013
Gregory Howard Woods - S.D.N.Y. - May 9, 2013
Debra M. Brown - N.D. Miss. - May 16, 2013
Pamela L. Reeves - E.D. Tenn. - May 16, 2013
Elizabeth A. Wolford - W.D.N.Y. - May 16, 2013
Carolyn B. McHugh - Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals - May 16, 2013
Landya B. McCafferty - D.N.H. - May 23, 2013
Brian Morris - D.Mont. - May 23, 2013
Susan P. Watters - D.Mont. - May 23, 2013


June 2013: So far this month President Obama has nominated 'eight' federal judges

Of the eight - FOUR are female, and four are male.

Nina Pillard - D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals - June 4, 2013
Patricia Millett - D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals - June 4, 2013
Robert L. Wilkins - D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals - June 4, 2013
Timothy L. Brooks - W.D. Ark. - June 7, 2013
Jeffrey A. Meyer - D. Conn. - June 7, 2013
James Donato - N.D. Cal. - June 20, 2013
Beth Labson Freeman - N.D. Cal. - June 20, 2013
Jennifer Prescod May-Parker - E.D.N.C. - June 20, 2013


Let's all hope that a republican doesn't get back into the White House for a very very very long time



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