Opinion

December 11, 2009

Commentary: Elevating Judge Beverly Martin to the Eleventh Circuit

When President Barack Obama took the oath of office in January, the United States Courts of Appeals experienced vacancies in fourteen of their 179 judgeships. Therefore, it was critical that the new administration expeditiously fill these openings. One instructive example of these problems is the June 19 nomination of Georgia U.S. District Judge Beverly Martin to the Eleventh Circuit. It would be fitting for the Senate to approve Judge Martin this month because it marks the 6-month anniversary of her nomination.

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