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Sen. Cory Booker spars with Sen. Mitch McConnell over refusal to address backlog of nominees (Record [NJ] , 09/20/16)
On Confirming Judges, Senate Just Says No (Jost on Justice: Law & Justice Blog, 09/16/16)
Tom Cotton continues two-year blockade of judge confirmations (Arkansas Times, 09/14/16)
Cruz, Cornyn try to deliver five new federal judges for Texas: Midland-based Walter David Counts is nominee for Western Distreict [sic] of Texas (Midland Reporter-Telegram [TX], 09/08/16)
Cruz, Cornyn Try to Deliver Five New Federal Judges for Texas (Gilmer Mirror [TX], 09/07/16)
Editorials and Opinion
MERRICK GARLAND: 618 EDITORIALS BY EDITORIAL BOARDS IN 49 STATES & DC URGE SENATE TO HOLD A HEARING AND VOTE ON NOMINEE TO FILL SUPREME COURT VACANCY – STATE BY STATE LINKS/EXCERPTS (as of September 21, 2016) (, )
Another year of Congress, another string of broken promises (Washington Post, 09/27/16)
Give Judge Gallagher a final vote (Baltimore Sun, 09/26/16)
Letter: GOP obstruction (Post and Courier [SC], 09/26/16)
A Presidential Debate Question That Must Be Asked (American Constitution Society Blog, 09/26/16)
MERRICK GARLAND: MORE THAN 500 EDITORIALS BY EDITORIAL BOARDS IN 49 STATES & DC URGE SENATE HEARING (04/13/16)
Defenders of Wildlife Calls on Senate to Consider Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland (03/16/16)The Senate must do its job by holding a hearing and a vote on this nomination to fill an important vacancy.
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.
Vacancy Crisis Continues: Senate Votes on 10 Judicial Nominees Will Leave 17 Frozen, Including Most of Those Approved Unanimously in Committee (09/27/11)
Humor and Satire
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WOMEN OF WALMART [& the Supreme Court]
“Close to Home” solution to judicial vacancies
Weyant's World: Abandon hope
The Very Junior Senator from Utah [Standard-Examiner, UT]; & “OUR VIEW: Lee's headless charge”
Political cartoons on Judge Garland nomination & Supreme Court nom block
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