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Taking the 4th: Obama can reshape appeals court (access required)

Obama can reshape appeals court by filling numerous vacancies

With President-elect Barack Obama poised to take office Jan. 20 – and four vacancies on the 15-member 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals – court watchers predict the completion of a seismic shift on the Richmond-based appellate panel. The court long was regarded as the most conservative of the 13 appellate courts, but that label hardly ...

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