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Obama will leave legacy with Bay Area federal court appointees

Posted By Administration, Monday, August 24, 2015

For the next decade or longer, President Barack Obama's political legacy in the Bay Area may be easiest to detect inside federal courthouses in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose.

Over the past six years, Obama has overhauled the Bay Area's roster of federal judges in unprecedented numbers, appointing 11 of the 14 full-time judges -- the most dramatic transformation of a federal district court bench in the nation during his administration.

By comparison, former President George W. Bush appointed just one Bay Area federal judge, Jeffrey White, in his two terms -- for the most part because the district's Clinton and Carter appointees did not want to relinquish their seats during a Republican administration.

Read the whole story at Mercury News

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