Replacing Rader: Sizing up the Short List for the Federal Circuit

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PTO Deputy Director Michelle Lee, a former Google lawyer, is an oft-mentioned candidate—and one who would add Silicon Valley perspective to the influential patent court.

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  • Christopher Scott

    This article appears to be saying that the most important qualification for a judicial candidate who wishes to sit on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is the candidate‘s race, gender, sexual preference, place of residence, etc. This might be true regarding how President Obama approaches judicial vacancies. If it is true, this suggests that Obama cares very little about competence in filling vacancies within our federal judiciary.

    This article seems to approve of such an approach that reeks of a racial spoils system. I would expect this kind of analysis from People Magazine.

  • Christopher Scott

    This article appears to be saying that the most important qualification for a judicial candidate who wishes to sit on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is the candidate‘s race, gender, sexual preference, place of residence, etc. This might be true regarding how President Obama approaches judicial vacancies. If it is true, this suggests that Obama cares very little about competence in filling vacancies within our federal judiciary.

    This article seems to approve of such an approach that reeks of a racial spoils system. I would expect this kind of analysis from People Magazine.

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