Senate Confirms Seventh Judicial Nominee This Year

The Senate voted 69-21 to confirm President Obama’s nomination of Dale Drozd as a judge for the Eastern District of California. The judgeship has been vacant for 1,069 days, according to Huffington Post, and was deemed a “judicial emergency.” It was the seventh confirmation of a judicial nominee this year. The Huffington Post article repeated a […]

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Opinion: U.S. Lawmakers Ignoring the Price of Judicial Vacancies?

“Shame on us all” for not paying enough attention to our courts, columnist Lori Sturdevant of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes in criticizing Senate foot-dragging on President Obama’s judicial nominations this year. Sturdevant takes Republican senators to task for not moving quickly enough to confirm Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Wilhelmina Wright to the federal district court, […]

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