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Bush Judicial Nominees Bring Close Corporate Ties to the Bench

President George W. Bush’s nominees to some of the most influential positions on the federal bench during his first term are notable for their close ties to corporate interests, especially the energy and mining industries, according to a new investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting. Many of the nominees have been appointed to judgeships holding central jurisdiction over litigation affecting these industries.

Courting Influence's database of judges and nominees from 2001 to the present, covering Circuit and Federal Claims courts. Includes biographical data from nominees' Senate questionnaires, and downloadable financial disclosure statements.
 
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John G. Roberts, Jr.

Supreme Court Nominee John Roberts’ 2003 financial disclosure statement and Senate confirmation questionnaire.


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