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Judicial Emergency

Jennifer Bendery

Judicial Vacancies Skyrocket During President Obama's First Term

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

At Last: Senate To Vote on Goodwin Liu

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

Despite the fact that Professor Goodwin Liu was nominated over a year ago to a seat designated a "judicial emergency" on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals a minority in the Senate has persisted in blocking his nomination -- until now.

"Judicial Emergency": Goodwin Liu's Nomination Hits One Year

Judith E. Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith E. Schaeffer

A Ninth Circuit seat sits empty a year after Goodwin Liu's nomination, and the situation has gotten even worse. The vacancy is now one of three on the Ninth Circuit, each of them denominated a "judicial emergency".

First Judicial Emergency Declared Since 9/11 Terror Attacks

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Federal court officials declared a judicial emergency Tuesday in Arizona, allowing courts to delay criminal trials up to six months because of a short...