Confrontation Erupts Over Judicial Nominations

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) are sparring over the pace of judicial confirmations, reported Politico. The confrontation unfolded on Thursday after Grassley blocked the confirmation of three judicial nominees that, according to The Hill, Schumer wanted confirmed. The New York Democrat complained about the judicial vacancy rate in the U.S. that is […]

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New U.S. Senate Takes its Time on Obama’s Judicial Nominees

Since Republicans took control in January, the U.S. Senate hasn’t confirmed a single judicial nominee of President Obama’s, Huffington Post reported. Sixteen judicial nominees await action, and eight of them would fill judgeships on courts deemed to be facing “judicial emergencies” due to heavy caseloads. “It hasn’t always been the case that divided government means […]

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