A near-crisis in judicial vacancies is afflicting the federal courts. Judicial vacancies undermine the capacity of the circuit and district courts to function at their authorized strength. This creates harmful delay in the prompt and effective administration of justice. The Federal Bar Association is calling upon the President and Congress to act more vigorously in responsibly nominating and confirming nominees to the federal appellate and district courts.
Judicial Issues Forum Recap | February 28
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A message from the Federal Bar Association to FBA members on FBA's campaign to fill federal judicial vacancies.
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The Federal Judiciary website provides summary and specific data on current circuit and district vacancies.
In a letter to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee, President Lawrence R. Baca expresses the FBA's concern about the growing number of federal judicial vacancies and urges for expedited action by the President and the Senate in filling vacancies. (3/16/10)
In a letter to President Barack Obama, FBA President Lawrence R. Baca expresses the FBA's concern about the growing number of federal judicial vacancies and urges for expedited action by the President and the Senate in filling vacancies. (3/11/10)
An increasing number of federal judicial vacancies throughout the federal court system is straining the capacity of the federal courts to administer justice in an adequate and timely manner. ...