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Oct 1, 2010

Obama Blasts GOP for Stalling Judicial Nominations

The New York Times Caucus blog

President Obama has once again complained to lawmakers about the slow pace of judicial confirmations, calling the blocking of his nominations “a dramatic shift from past practice that could cause a crisis in the judiciary.”

Sep 30, 2010

Obama Hits GOP on Judicial Noms

Politico

President Obama accused Republican senators Thursday of setting the U.S. courts system “on a dangerous course” that could leave the federal bench half empty within a decade if they continue to block his judicial nominees.

Sep 28, 2010

Now vacant: A confirmation crisis in our courts

The Washington Post

More than a year ago, President Obama nominated Jane Stranch, a respected Nashville labor lawyer, to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. That vacancy had been declared a "judicial emergency" because the Sixth Circuit does not have enough judges to promptly or effectively handle the court's caseload, leading to serious delays in the administration of justice to people in Tennessee and other parts of the 6th Circuit. Yet despite the fact that Judge Stranch enjoyed the support of both of her Republican home-state senators and bipartisan support in the Senate Judiciary Committee, she was forced to wait almost 300 days for an up-or-down vote by the full Senate. When she finally received that vote earlier this month, she was confirmed overwhelmingly.

Sep 28, 2010

Diaz closer to confirmation for federal bench

Charlotte Observer

Of all the judicial nominees awaiting confirmation by the U.S. Senate, none has waited longer than Charlottean Albert Diaz. Now supporters hope the wait is about to end.

Sep 28, 2010

Supreme Court Takes Cases on Corporations’ Rights

The New York Times

The Supreme Court added 14 cases to its docket on Tuesday, including three concerning the rights of corporations in unusual settings.

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