Judicial Nominees Must Be Confirmed
OSPC joined 70 organizations in calling for an end to the needless obstruction of judicial nominees.

February 25, 2011

The Open Society Policy Center joined 70 organizations to call for an end to needless obstruction of judicial nominees in the 112th Congress. Fewer nominees have been confirmed under President Obama than at this point in any other administration in history.

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the groups stated that “out of 875 federal judgeships, 101 are currently vacant, with 44 of those vacancies now characterized as ‘judicial emergencies’ in which courts are being overwhelmed by filings.”

Signatories included the Alliance for Justice, the AFL-CIO, the League of Conservation Voters, the National Organization for Women, and the People for the American Way.

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