No big surprises here. I'm only quoting the first paragraph... the article isn't massive, but too long for me to put the details in here, so I'll post a link to the story. Enjoy! Immigration Judges Often Picked Based On GOP Ties Law Forbids Practice; Courts Being Reshaped By Amy Goldstein and Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writers Monday, June 11, 2007; Page A01 The Bush administration increasingly emphasized partisan political ties over expertise in recent years in selecting the judges who decide the fate of hundreds of thousands of immigrants, despite laws that preclude such considerations, according to an analysis by The Washington Post. more of the story: Since immigration has been in the news (and in LPSG threads) so much lately, this is especially interesting.