Judicial Vacancies



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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Resources

Message from the Federal Bar Association

A message from the Federal Bar Association to FBA members on FBA's campaign to fill federal judicial vacancies.


Judicial Vacancies News

The latest Judicial Vacancies stories made possible by JudicialNominations.org, a project of the American Constitution Society.


Federal Judiciary Website

The Federal Judiciary website provides summary and specific data on current circuit and district vacancies.


Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Leaders

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)


Letter to President Barack Obama

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)


Judicial Vacancies Fact Sheet

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. ...


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