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Judging the Environment In The News
U.S. Senate recesses with R.I. federal judgeship still hanging (Providence Journal [RI] , 07/23/16)
Obstructionist Tom Cotton: Speech light on Trump references (Arkansas Times, 07/19/16)
Claims Court A Quiet Victim Of Senate Nomination Deadlock (Law360, 07/18/16)
Time running out to get Indiana judicial nominees confirmed (Indiana Lawyer, 07/14/16)
Democratic senators pushing for vote on federal nominees (Indiana Lawyer, 07/13/16)
Editorials and Opinion
MERRICK GARLAND: 602 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 July 25, 2016) (, )
Letter: What is Sen. Chuck Grassley thinking? (Gazette [Cedar Rapids, IA], 07/27/16)
Constitution being ignored (Leader-Telegram [WI], 07/26/16)
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Failure to give Merrick Garland a hearing is an embarrassment (Columbia Missourian [MO], 07/26/16)
The Wrong Path on Judicial Nominees (Huffington Post, 07/25/16)
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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