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Why Judicial Vacancies Matter, Part II

Last week, two long-standing judicial emergencies in the district courts ended with the Senate’s confirmation of Gregg Jeffrey Costa as a District Court Judge for the Southern District of Texas and David Campos Guaderrama as a District Court Judge for the Western District of Texas. Judge Costa’s seat had been vacant since June 11, 2010, and … Continue Reading

Why Judicial Vacancies Matter – Part I of a Series

As Chief Justice John Roberts observed last year [pdf], judicial nominations have become something of a game for the political branches of the Federal government. Slow-walking judicial nominations – or even bringing the processing of new nominees to a complete halt – is either the last bastion of freedom or an assault on the Constitution. Both parties … Continue Reading