Opinion

June 21, 2010 1:00 PM

Commentary: Breaking the lower federal court vacancy logjam

Because 100 of the 858 appellate and district judgeships remain vacant, eroding the prompt, inexpensive and fair resolution of cases, the Senate should swiftly confirm President Obama's 26 remaining lower court nominees by reestablishing its longstanding tradition of confirming well-qualified, non-controversial nominees soon after the Judiciary Committee approves them.

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