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No Federal Judges Have Been Confirmed For The Last Four Weeks

By Ian Millhiser on June 10, 2011 at 1:43 pm

"No Federal Judges Have Been Confirmed For The Last Four Weeks"


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The Senate has confirmed no judges for the last four weeks, which means that judges are once again retiring faster than new ones are being confirmed. Thanks to Republican obstruction, the Senate confirmed fewer judicial nominees during Obama’s first two years in office than during the same point in any other presidency in American history. At that pace, one-half of the federal bench will be empty within 10 years.

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