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Obama will end his term with more vacancies on the federal bench than when he started. The long-term consequences are severe

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bostonreview.net But given how much judges influence policymaking, one of the most important consequences of the people’s political choices is the composition of the courts themselves—and not just the Supreme Court. This past term, the Supreme Court issued opinions in 65 cases after oral argument, the fewest since 1953-4, when …