Why the brightest
nominees don’t end up on
the federal bench.

Judges have enormous power. They determine whom we can marry, whether we can own firearms, whether the government can mandate that we buy certain products, and how we define “personhood.” But who gets to occupy these powerful positions? Up until now, there has been little systematic study of what type of judges get confirmed.




John R. Lott, Jr. is the bestselling author of
More Guns, Less Crime and Freedomnomics.


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