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A project tracking federal judicial nominations and courts.

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Press Releases

Senate confirms IA federal judge: What about 17 other Committee approved district judges? (09/10/12)
Both Sen. Patrick Leahy and Sen. Patrick Toomey are correct. Only senseless partisan obstruction by Senate Republicans could still prevent confirming all the Committee-approved nominees.

Senate Republican Blockade of 21 Judicial Nominees Worsens Vacancy Crisis (12/17/11)
“Once again, U.S. Senate Republicans have unjustifiably blocked a decades-old tradition of clearing pending judicial nominees before leaving town.

Defenders of Wildlife: Lummis, Barrasso introduce bill to limit citizens’ ability to sue the federal government (05/25/11)
Legislation would restrict provisions that ensure equal access to justice

Humor and Satire

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Judging the Environment In The News

Judge Al Bennett (Brains and Eggs blog, 04/15/15)

Al Bennett confirmed to federal district court (Off the Kuff blog, 04/15/15)

Senate Unanimously Confirms Federal Judge for Texas (Gavel Grab [Justice at Stake blog], 04/14/15)

Texas judge gets past U.S. Senate logjam (San Antonio Express-News [TX] , 04/13/15)

Texas judge gets past U.S. Senate logjam (Houston Chronicle, 04/13/15)

Editorials and Opinion

People in the News - April 17, 2015 (Legal Intelligencer, 04/17/15)

NWA Editorial: Cavefish help region develop the right way (Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 04/17/15)

The Fourth Quarter (Huffington Post, 04/16/15)