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1. How uninformed is @JRubinBlogger? DC Circuit judges with no prior judicial experience:

-8 of the 11 active judges, including 3 of 4 Obama appointees & all 3 Clinton appointees.

-6 of the 7 senior judges

-All 8 Supreme Court Justices from the DC Cir.

@JRubinBlogger 2. DC Circuit judges w/no prior judicial experience:

Antonin Scalia
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Elena Kagan
John Roberts
Clarence Thomas
Brett Kavanaugh
Wiley Rutledge
Fred Vinson
Merrick Garland
Douglas Ginsburg
Robert Bork
Kenneth Starr
Skelly Wright
Barrett Prettyman
David Bazelon
@JRubinBlogger 3. Warren Burger
Harry Edwards
Lawrence Silberman
Abner Mikva
James Buckley
Patricia Wald

If you're keeping score, that includes 3 Chief Justices of the US, 3 nominees who almost made the Supreme Court, and the guy after whom they named the courthouse in which the DC Cir sits.
@JRubinBlogger 4. I could go on listing the current & former names, but there is not now, nor has there ever been, a norm favoring judicial experience for DC Circuit judges; even Obama appointees like Sri Srinivisan who got high marks for qualification from the @JRubinBlogger crowd had none.
@JRubinBlogger 5. One correction, which I should have caught but only further undermines Rubin's point: Kagan went straight to SCOTUS with no judicial experience, didn't even serve on the DC Circuit. (And if we're doing SCOTUS, she's not the first there, either, but there's a better case.)
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