The latest issue of Judicature is out, and it offers the most comprehensive empirical look yet at the judicial legacy of former President George W. Bush. The always valuable magazine published by the American Judicature Society comes to the conclusion that “his judicial legacy may well be Bush’s most enduring accomplishment,” as one article puts it.

Through 59 confirmed appointments to appeals courts, 261 to the district courts and two to the Supreme Court, “They definitely achieved the goal of moving the federal bench in a conservative direction,” says longtime Judicature editor David Richert.

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