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UPDATED: Republican Home-State Senators Urge Immediate Action on Federal Judicial Nominees Pending in Feb. 2016 (IN, IA, KS, NE, OK, PA, TN, UT) (02/01/16) Links & Quotes

Senate delays unopposed judicial nominees, emergency vacancies soar and lack of judges means JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED

DELAYS OF THREE HISTORIC UNOPPOSED HISPANIC JUDICIAL NOMINEES

FINALLY CONFIRMED 82-6 L. Felipe Restrepo (3RD CIRCUIT) on JAN. 11, 2016, July 9, 2015 COMMITTEE VOICE VOTE to fill judicial emergency;

Kara Farnandez Stoll (Federal Circuit) CONFIRMED 95-0 ON BELATED JULY 7, 2015 FLOOR VOTE;

ARMANDO BONILLA SEN. COTTON BLOCKED VOTES ON 5 COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS NOMINEES COMMITTEE APPROVED IN 2014 AND 2015 INCLUDING FIRST HISPANIC

American Bar Association letter to Senate leaders: vote on 15 judicial nominees before recess for the year (12/02/15) "On behalf of the American Bar Association, I write to urge you to schedule votes on the confirmation of 15 nominees pending on the Senate floor before the Senate recesses for the year. Seven of the pending nominees have the backing of their Republican home-state senators and all 15 have been reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee by unanimous voice votes. Most importantly, if confirmed, nine of the pending nominees would fill vacancies that have been declared judicial emergencies by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Courts with emergency vacancies have too few judges to handle their workload effectively and deliver timely justice."

Editorial Boards in all 50 states and DC praise the ESA and Endangered & Threatened Species (more than 600 Editorials sortable by publication)

CONGRESS, PRESIDENT REAGAN, COURTS & EDITORIAL BOARDS AGREE: CITIZEN ACCESS TO COURT NEEDED TO ENFORCE ENVIRONMENTAL & OTHER SAFEGUARDS

Sort thousands of Senator Statements links/excerpts by STATE, and Editorials & Commentary by Publication, Nominee, or Issue

American Bar Association Judicial Vacancies

HEARING NEEDED: Mary Barzee Flores (S.D. of FL)

Judicial Conference March 19, 2015 submitted request for 73 new judgeships and conversion of 9 temporary into permanent judgeships.

TEXAS EDITORIAL BOARDS: FILL FEDERAL JUDICIAL VACANCIES DOZENS OF TEXAS EDITORIAL BOARD OPINIONS

IOWA EDITORIAL BOARDS: FILL FEDERAL JUDICIAL VACANCIES MORE THAN 30 IOWA EDITORIAL BOARD OPINIONS

 PENNSYLVANIA EDITORIAL BOARDS: FILL FEDERAL JUDICIAL VACANCIES MORE THAN 70 PENNSYLVANIA EDITORIAL BOARD OPINIONS

 SENATE 52-48 VOTE: MAJORITY NOT 60 VOTES ENDS FILIBUSTERS OF NON-SUPREME COURT NOMINEES 

D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Fully staffed- finally

PHOTOS OF OBAMA NOMINEES BLOCKED BY GOP SENATORS (Huff Post, 11/13/13) Why Does The GOP Have A Problem With These People? (Huff Post, 11/13/13)

WHITE HOUSE STATEMENTS Infographic: This is the First Time Our Judicial Pool Has Been This Diverse; 12/17/2015

President Obama’s judicial nominees, including:

Ronnie L. White (E.D. Mo.) CONFIRMED July 16, 2014 on a 53-44 vote

Srikanth ("Sri") Srinivasan D.C. Circuit NOMINATED 6/11/12 CONFIRMED 97-0 5/23/2013

Caitlin Halligan D.C. Circuit 54-45 and 51-41 votes (short of 60 needed to end filibuster) WITHDRAWN

Robert Bacharach Tenth Circuit: FILIBUSTERED 56-34 7/30/12 CONFIRMED 93-0 2/25/13

Goodwin Liu Ninth Circuit FILIBUSTERED & WITHDRAWN; confirmed to CA Supreme Court

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