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September 8, 2020

The Hill

In his latest article for The Hill, Joel Cohen, Senior Counsel at Stroock, explores the concern with viewing a judge’s decisions only through the partisan lens of presidential appointment.

Joel argues that drawing a correlation between a judge’s rulings and the political affiliation of the president that appointed them can be harmful to democracy as a whole, and that a judge’s decisions should be evaluated instead based on the merit of their ruling under the letter of the law.

“There may be some judges among the nearly 900 federal judges across America who are led too much by their appointing president’s political affiliation,” he writes. “They are, however, a small minority.”

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