He is a former federal defender, former Circuit Court Judge for Hillsboro County and Clinton appointee to the federal bench. Like all federal judges, his appointment is for life. A review of his published opinions and news articles on his decisions do not show political partisanship, or even liberal tendencies. Here's a good size sampling, all sources are listed and available on Lexis.com....read on
Jeralyn: That sums up the press on his federal court decisions for the past 5 years. It seems to me that any attempt to cast him as an activist or liberal Judge will fail.