Motz's ascension illustrates a remarkable turnaround: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, long considered one of the nation's most conservative appellate courts, is shifting to a moderate direction with the balance up for grabs. A growing list of vacancies -- now five -- has left the court evenly divided between Republican and Democratic appointees.
With an election year approaching, experts predict the court will tilt decisively to the left if Democrats keep control of Congress and reclaim the White House.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Is the Fourth Circuit now the Motz Court??
Here is an interesting article from the Washington Post on the Fourth Circuit's vacancies and how the Court is no longer a bastion of conservative jurisprudence.
Posted by william at 1:28 PM