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Apr 4, 2011

HFJ PRAISES SENATE CONFIRMATION OF JUDGE JIMMIE REYNA

Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary (HFJ) today praised the U.S. Senate for confirming Judge Jimmie Reyna to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Judge Reyna will fill one of 93 Federal Court vacancies.

Jan 10, 2011

HFJ MOURNS U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE ROLL, PRAYS FOR REP. GIFFORDS AND ALL VICTIMS

Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary (HFJ) today expressed its grief and dismay over the assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that left six others dead including Chief United States District Court Judge John Roll.

Dec 22, 2010

AS 111TH CONGRESS ADJOURNS, HFJ DECRIES UNPRECEDENTED OBSTRUCTION OF DIVERSE NOMINEES

While HFJ applauded the Senate’s confirmation today of Mary Murguia, nominated nearly nine months ago to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the 111th Congress adjourns with numerous well-qualified nominees whose nominations languished without ever receiving the courtesy of an up-or-down vote.

Dec 21, 2010

SENATE MAKES LIMITED PROGRESS ON JUDICIAL NOMINEES, HFJ RENEWS CALL TO CONFIRM MURGUIA, SALDANA, DAVILA

After months of unnecessary delays, the Senate has finally begun to confirm nominees to federal courts, some of which have been classified as facing judicial emergencies of backlogged cases across the nation.

In the News

Sep 13, 2011

AP: Obama increases number of female, minority judges

Associated Press

President Barack Obama is moving at a historic pace to try to diversify the nation's federal judiciary: Nearly three of every four people he has gotten confirmed to the federal bench are women or minorities. He is the first president who hasn't selected a majority of white males for lifetime judgeships.

Aug 2, 2011

President Obama Nominates Judge Adalberto José Jordán to the United States Court of Appeals

Today, President Obama nominated Judge Adalberto José Jordánto the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

May 26, 2011

Justices Uphold Law Penalizing Hiring of Illegal Immigrants

The New York Times

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld an Arizona law that imposes harsh penalties on businesses that hire illegal immigrants.

Mar 16, 2011

The Judicial Confirmation Crisis: The Threat to Diversity

The Huffington Post

The alarmingly high number of vacancies in the federal judiciary threatens to undermine the administration of justice. Considerable attention has been devoted to the causes and consequences of the Senate's failure to confirm judicial nominees. But remarkably little has been said about the impact of this crisis on the color of the federal bench.

Feb 7, 2011

Democrats, Hoping To Break Through Impasse, Reach Deal On Three Judges

The Huffington Post

In what Senate Democrats are hoping is a sign of forthcoming comity around the politics of filling judicial vacancies, Republicans have agreed not to block the confirmation of three nominees who had been stalled in the last Congress.

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