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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Judicial vacancies

Two items worth checking with respect to federal judicial vacancies:

First is the new episode, The Hold Up, of the Life of the Law podcast, exploring the problem of vacancies in the lower federal courts. The piece focuses on Chief District Judge W. Keith Watkins of the Middle District of Alabama, who is the only active judge in the district (three are authorized) and is running the district with two senior judges (one of whom just had surgery) and six magistrates.

Second is this report from the Congressional Research Service, analyzing Merrick Garland's jurisprudence on the D.C. Circuit and trying to predict what he might do on the Supreme Court.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on May 4, 2016 at 04:08 PM in Howard Wasserman, Judicial Process, Law and Politics | Permalink

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