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Republicans Are Even Blocking Their Own Nominees Now

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The level of obstruction in the Senate hit a new level of absurdity Wednesday, as a Democratic effort to confirm a federal judge with s...

One Of The Biggest Losers Of 2015 Was An Entire Branch Of Government

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are some obvious candidates for biggest losers of 2015. Planet Earth. Bill Cosby. The Dallas Cowboys. But one that belongs on that...

Marco Rubio Is Blocking His Own Judicial Nominee

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) keeps taking heat for skipping out on his Senate duties while he's out on the presidential campaign trail. But...

Federal Judges Are Burned Out, Overworked And Wondering Where Congress Is

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was Labor Day weekend and Lawrence O'Neill desperately wanted to get out of town for some downtime with his wife. His mini-vacation d...

Jennifer Bendery

Mitch McConnell Says Obama's Circuit Court Nominees Won't Be Confirmed Anymore | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans have been slow-walking President Barack Obama's judicial nominees all year. It looks like things are about to get eve...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Leaving His Mark On Judiciary As Senate Confirms Gay, Black Judges | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate made history on Tuesday with its vote to confirm Darrin Gayles to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florid...

White House Tries To Get Judges Confirmed Before It's Too Late

The New York Times | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

With the possibility that Republicans could take the Senate in November, the White House and Senate Democrats are working swiftly to confirm judges to...

Obama Legacy Project Should Focus on Judicial Appointments

Scott Porch | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Scott Porch

There are many things that Obama cannot control about his legacy, but he should use every tool available to leave the broad mark on the judiciary that he is constitutionally required to make.

Obama Nominates Three To U.S. Appeals Court

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama nominated Patricia Ann Millett, Cornelia Pillard and Robert Leon Wilkins to the understaffed federal appeals court in Washingto...

Obama To Nominate Three To U.S. Appeals Court

Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

By NEDRA PICKLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is simultaneously naming three nominees to the understaffed federal ap...

Obama Judicial Vacancies Continue To Rise In Second Term, Face Issues

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

As President Barack Obama entered his second term in January, judicial vacancies stood as an area with room for improvement. According to Alliance...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Appoints Record Number Of Women Judges To Federal Bench | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the confirmation of Stephanie Rose as a U.S. district court judge on Monday, President Barack Obama has put 72 women on the federal...

Senate Confirms First Openly Gay Federal Judge

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

The Senate confirmed the first openly gay U.S. federal judge on Monday. Paul Oetken, a New York City resident, was a former lawyer for the Clinton adm...

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...

Goodwin Liu Confirmation Proceeding: Democrats Push Forward With Appeals Court Nominee

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats moved ahead on Wednesday with plans to hold confirmation hearings for Goodwin Liu, President Obama's nominee for a spot on the Ninth ...

Obama's Judges

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Since taking office, Mr. President, you have nominated only 43 federal judges -- despite the fact that there are currently more than 100 judicial vacancies and 31 judicial "emergencies" due to unfilled positions.

Durbin Recommends Former GOP Rival's Brother For Federal Bench

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is recommending a most unusual name for a slot on the U. S. District Court bench in Chicago: the brother of the man he defeated ...

Specter Calls On Obama To Renominate 3 Bush Judges

DemConWatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Judiciary ranking member Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) is calling on President Barack Obama to renominate a handful of former President George W. Bush'...

GOP Sen. Bond: Obama Wants Judges Who Empathize With "The Gay"

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Taking the stage as one of the pre-program speakers at a Sarah Palin rally here in Rush Limbaugh's hometown, Sen. Kit Bond, R-Missouri, fired up the c...