Federal Judicial Vacancies


The FBA supports the federal judiciary consistent with and in implementation of resolutions previously adopted by the Federal Bar Association, including support for development of strategies to reduce the time required to fill federal judicial vacancies.
Letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
The Federal Bar Association, in a letter to Senate leaders, urges the Senate during the remainder of the lame duck session to promptly schedule floor votes on pending, noncontroversial United States circuit court nominees and district court nominees who have cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee with strong bipartisan support. The FBA also has encouraged cooperation among Senators to avoid undue procedural delays that slow the judicial confirmation and compound the judicial vacancy crisis.
(December 11, 2012)

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.
(March 16, 2010)

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.
(March 11, 2010)

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