HenryHankPalmer wrote:I'm not asking for any particular reason, just curiosity, but how do politics play into 5th Circuit clerk hiring? Do conservative judges like Haynes and Southwick load up on FedSoc people while Higginson and Costa hire ACS/Outlaw folks? Or is it a non-factor? I would imagine it is very judge dependent, I'm just bored at work and curious to see what the process is like.
Both judges you named are not conservative for 5th cir purposes, they wouldn't even crack the top 5. And both judges for the opposing view should not be treated as "liberal" judges. And to answer your question, yes, of course it is all judge dependent, but I can say it is more of a non-factor for many of the 5th cir judges.