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67 Judicature 165 (1983-1984)
Carter's Judicial Appointments: The Influence of Affirmative Action and Merit Selection on Voting on the U.S. Courts of Appeals

handle is hein.journals/judica67 and id is 167 raw text is: Carter's judicial appointments:
the influence of affirmative action
and merit selection on voting
on the U.S. Courts of Appeals
As predicted, Carter's appeals court appointees are having a
liberal influence. However, they do not differ significantly

in their voting behavior from
judges appointed by previous
Democratic administrations.

by Jon Gottschall
B y and large Carter tended to appoint
people who have a very activist role
in mind for the judiciary, who believe
that judicial intervention can solve
all manner of problems that might be better
left to political intervention. The number of
appointments was so massive that we would
have been derelict in our responsibility if we

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