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I applaud Mr. Obama for putting more women on the federal bench. Women have been passed over for judges at this level for some time and it is nice to see us catching up to the times.

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WASHINGTON -- With the confirmation of Stephanie Rose as a U.S. district court judge on Monday, President Barack Obama has put 72 women on the federal bench -- the most ever appointed by a president in one term. It also ties the number former President George W. Bush had confirmed in his entire eight-year presidency, according to numbers provided by the White House.

In an 89-1 vote, the U.S. Senate voted to approve Rose as a judge in the Southern District of Iowa. She is the first woman to ever serve on this court, and it's the sixth time that Obama has put a woman on the bench for the first time in various courtrooms.

Former President Bill Clinton had the most number of female judges confirmed during his entire presidency -- 111 -- but just 61 of them were appointed in his first term.

Beyond women on the bench, Obama has had a remarkably strong record on diversifying the federal judiciary. The AP reported last year that Obama is "the first president who hasn't selected a majority of white males for lifetime judgeships."

Obama has had 29 minority women confirmed to the federal bench, compared to 22 during Bush's presidency. He has also had 31 African-American federal judges confirmed, compared to 26 for Bush. Three openly gay judges have been confirmed as federal judges under Obama; there were zero confirmed during Bush's term.

"At this time, it's beyond dispute that having a diverse set of judges improves the quality of justice for everybody," said Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the National Women's Law Center. "And that is certainly true for having women on the bench as well as men. A woman's perspective can enrich the way women understand the practicalities of the application of legal issues to real life."

Greenberger pointed to the effect that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had in the 2003 case of Arizona student Savana Redding, whose mother sued the school after after a nurse and an administrative aide strip-searched her to see if she had unauthorized prescription-strength ibuprofen on her.

During oral arguments, Justice Stephen Breyer -- who was also nominated by former President Bill Clinton -- said he didn't understand why Redding believed her rights had been violated, since children also change together in locker rooms.

Ginsburg, the only woman on the court at the time, responded by letting her male colleagues know how traumatic it could be for a young woman to undergo such an experience.

"Maybe a 13-year-old boy in a locker room doesn't have that same feeling about his body," said Ginsburg. "But a girl who's just at the age where she is developing, whether she has developed a lot or has not developed at all (might be) embarrassed about that."

As Charlie Savage of The New York Times noted last month, Obama has lagged in his judicial nominations and is "set to end his first term with dozens fewer lower-court appointments than both Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush achieved in their first four years."
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Seems to me that using the gender or race of the person as any part of the decision making process while picking judges is stupid.
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Seems to me that using the gender or race of the person as any part of the decision making process while picking judges is stupid.
Correct...

If we need ten judges, I don't care if the split is 10/0, 5/5, or 0/10...I want to know if their GOOD, not what's between their legs...
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Gender has always been in the criteria...that's why there've been so few women...
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Gender has always been in the criteria...that's why there've been so few women...
Some would prefer to maintain matters status quo and keep women in the kitchen and blacks as they were in the fifties and sixties.

Only white men are allowed to be judges, apparently.

Now if a Republican had set the record for most women appointed to the federal bench, the tune from our resident conservatives would be far different. But since Obama did this, it is a bad thing.

Politics as usual.
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Some would prefer to maintain matters status quo and keep women in the kitchen and blacks as they were in the fifties and sixties.

Only white men are allowed to be judges, apparently.

Now if a Republican had set the record for most women appointed to the federal bench, the tune from our resident conservatives would be far different. But since Obama did this, it is a bad thing.

Politics as usual.
You don't want me in the kitchen....
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You don't want me in the kitchen....
No worries. We can order Chinese or eat out.
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No worries. We can order Chinese or eat out.
cool...I was kinda running out of small dead animals
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Some would prefer to maintain matters status quo and keep women in the kitchen and blacks as they were in the fifties and sixties.

Only white men are allowed to be judges, apparently.

Now if a Republican had set the record for most women appointed to the federal bench, the tune from our resident conservatives would be far different. But since Obama did this, it is a bad thing.

Politics as usual.
No, if a president is using gender or race as a criteria for picking judges, they are being stupid. Political party is irrelevant.
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Some would prefer to maintain matters status quo and keep women in the kitchen and blacks as they were in the fifties and sixties.

Only white men are allowed to be judges, apparently.

Now if a Republican had set the record for most women appointed to the federal bench, the tune from our resident conservatives would be far different. But since Obama did this, it is a bad thing.

Politics as usual.
That is not what has been said so far and you know it.

What has been said was we prefer judges that are qualified rather than just looking at ones sex or skin color to determine who gets the job.
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