October 20, 2009 11:19 AM

Commentary: Second Circuit Appeals Court openings need to be filled

The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals has vacancies in four of its thirteen authorized judgeships. Operating without nearly 25 percent of the tribunal's judicial complement frustrates expeditious, inexpensive and equitable disposition of appeals. Thus, President Obama should promptly nominate, and the Senate must swiftly confirm, outstanding judges to all four openings.

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