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Wednesday Gavel Grab Briefs

In these other dispatches about fair and impartial courts:

  • “Immigration court: Troubled system, long waits” is the headline for an Associated Press report that launches a multiple-part series.
  • If the federal government shuts down due to a budget impasse in Washington, there would be no visible disruption of the federal courts for two weeks, the Blog of Legal Times quoted a federal judiciary spokesman as saying.
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on approving President Obama’s nomination of J. Paul Oetken to a district court judgeship in New York, the Washington Blade reported. If confirmed, Oetken could become the first openly gay male on the federal bench.
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  1. Gavel Grab » Thursday Gavel Grab Briefs April 7th, 2011 3:32 pm

    […] The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the controversial judicial nomination of law professor Goodwin Liu for the third time in a year, although his Republican critics were unforgiving about Liu’s criticisms of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, the Blog of Legal Times reported. The panel also approved the nomination of Paul Oetken for a district court judgeship in New York (see Gavel Grab for articles about Liu or Oetken). […]

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