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"When the Supreme Court issued its latest campaign finance decision last month, the justices line up in a familiar way. The five appointed by Republican presidents voted for the Republican National Committee, which was a plaintiff. The four appointed by Democrats dissented. That 5-to-4 split along partisan lines was by contemporary standards unremarkable. But by historical standards it was extraordinary. For the first time, the Supreme Court is closely divided along party lines. The partisan polarization on the court reflects similarly deep divisions in Congress, the electorate and the elite circles in which the justices move. The deep and often angry divisions among the justices are but a distilled version of the way American intellectuals -- at think tanks and universities, in opinion journals and among the theorists and practitioners of law and politics -- have separated into two groups with vanishingly little overlap or interaction. It is a recipe for dysfunction. The perception that partisan politics has infected the court's work may do lasting damage to its prestige and authority and to American's faith in the rule of law."
Source: Adam Liptak. “The Polarized Court.” New York Times. May 10, 2014. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/11/upshot/the-polarized-court.html?abt=0002&abg=0&_r=2.
"[George W. Bush] 'packed the courts’ with ‘extremists’ who shared an agenda of hostility to regulations and the rights of women, minorities and workers.”
Source: Charlie Savage. “Appeals Courts Pushed to Right By Bush Choices.” New York Times. October 28, 2008. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/29/us/29judges.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0. (quoting Nan Aron of the “liberal legal group” Alliance for Justice.)
"For the first time in more than a decade, judges appointed by Democratic appointees who hear cases full time now hold a majority of seats on nine of the 13 United States Courts of Appeals. When Mr. Obama took office, only one of those courts had more full-time judges nominated by a Democrat."
Source: Jeremy W. Peters. “Building Legacy, Obama Reshapes Appellate Bench.” New York Times. September 13, 2014. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/us/politics/building-legacy-obama-reshapes-appellate-bench.html.