Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Judicial Vacancies Held Hostage

Official portrait of United States Attorney Ge...Image via Wikipedia

Here's a heads up I read in Ezra Klein's Washington Post blog Wonkbook:
Our courts are suffering from a confirmation crisis, writes Eric Holder: "Today there are 103 judicial vacancies -- nearly one in eight seats on the bench...The problem is about to get worse. Because of projected retirements and other demographic changes, the number of annual new vacancies in the next decade will be 33 percent greater than in the past three decades. If the historic pace of Senate confirmations continues, one third of the federal judiciary will be vacant by 2020. If we stay on the pace that the Senate has set in the past two years -- the slowest pace of confirmations in history -- fully half the federal judiciary will be vacant by 2020.
I went to the source of Holder's complaint, his article in the Washington Post. Partisian politics once again.  Read more details in the articles listed below.
Enhanced by Zemanta

No comments:

Post a Comment