[*] Professor of Law, University of Montana. B.A., 1968, Duke University; LL.B., 1972, University of Virginia. Return to text.
 See Carl Tobias, The President and the Federal Bench, 1992 WIS. L. REV. 1329. Return to text.
 See, e.g., Bill Clinton, Judiciary Suffers Racial, Sexual Lack of Balance, NAT'L L.J., Nov. 2, 1992, at 15-16; Bush v. Clinton: The Candidates on Legal Issues, A.B.A. J., Oct. 1992, at 57-58; see also Stephen Labaton, Clinton May Use Diversity Pledge to Remake Courts, N.Y. TIMES, Mar. 8, 1993, at A1. Return to text.
 See Carl Tobias, Filling the Federal Courts in an Election Year, 49 SMU L. REV. 309, 314 (1996); Carl Tobias, Increasing Balance on the Federal Bench, 32 HOUS. L. REV. 137, 145 (1995); Carl Tobias, Keeping the Covenant on the Federal Courts, 47 SMU L. REV. 1861, 1866 (1994); see also Telephone Interview with Deborah Lewis, Alliance for Justice, Washington, D.C. (Mar. 7, 1995). Return to text.
 See Henry J. Reske, Judicial Vacancies Declining, A.B.A. J., Jan. 1994, at 24; DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, CLINTON ADMINISTRATION JUDICIAL RECORD, ANALYSIS OF JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS (1994) (copy on file with author). Return to text.
 See, e.g., Ted Gest, Disorder in the Courts? Left and Right Both Gripe About Clinton's Taste in Judges, U.S. NEWS & WORLD REP., Feb. 12, 1996, at 40; Joan Biskupic, Clinton Avoids Activists in Judicial Selections, WASH. POST, Oct. 24, 1995, at A1; see also Sheldon Goldman, Reagan's Judicial Appointments at Mid-Term: Shaping the Bench in His Own Image, 66 JUDICATURE 335, 337 (1982) (affording Reagan intent); Neil A. Lewis, Bush Picking the Kind of Judges Reagan Favored, N.Y. TIMES, Apr. 10, 1990, at A1 (affording Bush intent). See generally Sheldon Goldman, Judicial Selection Under Clinton: A Midterm Examination, 78 JUDICATURE 276 (1995). Return to text.