David Ingram has this post at BLT on an article in the current issue of Judicature (subscription) on the White House's judicial selection shop.
Among the topics covered in the article is the relationship between the White House Counsel's Office and outside interest groups interested in judicial nominations. The article quotes one advocate who says that, after the November elections, when Democrats lost control of the House and nearly the Senate, the administration began screening e-mails in an attempt to "clamp down" on communication.That might be a good thing. Given that the disastrous choice of Goodwin Liu preceded the 2010 election, whatever they were doing back then wasn't working. Quite possibly they were listening too much to interest groups.