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Judicial Crisis

Senate Gets Around To Filling Court Vacancy After 1,069 Days

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It took them nearly three years to do it, but the Senate on Monday confirmed a desperately needed judge for the U.S. District Court for ...

Jennifer Bendery

After Eight Months, Judicial Nominee Whom Everyone Likes Advances | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. And in this Senate, even a judicial nominee moves forward on occasion. It took eig...

Jennifer Bendery

Judicial Vacancies Skyrocket During President Obama's First Term | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama winds down his first term in office, he won't be looking back with pride at his record on reducing federal ju...

Jennifer Bendery

White House Poised To Take On Judicial Vacancy 'Crisis' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an incredibly rare public appearance in February, White House counsel Bob Bauer warned that the political standoff over judicial nomi...

Sam Stein

Reid To Test Informal Agreement With GOP, Pushing Judicial Nominees This Week | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The first effort to break through what White House counsel Bob Bauer called a cold war political standoff over judicial confirmations wi...

Ryan Grim

Obama's Emerging Judicial Crisis: Judges Blocked At Historic Rate | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the first congressional session of Obama's presidency draws to a close, what began as a slow process of confirmation has ballooned into a full-blow...