Happy Friday from Avalon here at Bench Report, and welcome to another round-up of the week’s news about the judicial bench. This week, we take a look at what two federal appellate judges had to say about heated judicial confirmation hearings and the politicization of different methods of interpreting the constitution.

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Why These Judges Are Worried About Confirmation Hearings

Judge Jeffrey Sutton, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, at the Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, on Friday, November 15, 2019. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM