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Texas Sen. John Cornyn After months and months of committee and floor delays, ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 31 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2015 at 07:11 AM PDT with 37 Recommends
Well, Harry Reid and us. Filibuster ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Mar 30, 2015 at 02:31 PM PDT with 59 Recommends
As if the vacancy crisis in the federal judiciary weren't enough, not its contending with the sequester. According to the chief judges from 87 federal jurisdictions ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 58 comments on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 02:04 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
Harry Reid fired a shot across the bow of the Republican blockade of almost every nomination President Obama makes. Senator Reid and Senate Democrats seem ready to finally stand up to Republicans ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 12:44 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
The federal bench, that is. A group of civil rights organizations and legal ethicists filed a complaint of misconduct against a senior federal judge on Tuesday, alleging that recent remarks of ...
by Paleo
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 07:37 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
The non-partisan Congressional Research Service came out with a report Thursday, May 2nd titled " President Obama’s First-Term U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations: An Analysis and ...
by aguadito
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:05 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Like Supreme Court Justices, Federal Judges are appointed for life. The high-profile cases that reach the Supreme Court arrive there only after first making their way through these lower courts. ...
by DeadHead
Comment Count 39 comments on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 02:11 AM PST with 53 Recommends
The promised Senate showdown over judicial nominees slated for this afternoon is not going to happen . ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 28 comments on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 11:33 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Since the recess appointments President Obama made to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and National Labor Relations Board, Senate Republicans have been even more determined, if possible, to ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 115 comments on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 03:46 PM PDT with 232 Recommends
On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 43 comments on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 11:04 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
The story that had been told yesterday was that the Hon. John Roll, Chief Judge of the Federal District of Arizona, died because he just happened to choose to make a social visit a friend and ...
by Seneca Doane
Comment Count 95 comments on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 05:21 PM PST with 159 Recommends
In the latest debate about the Administration's inexplicable decision to appeal the DADT ruling, a new zombie misconception as arisen: Somehow this ruling creates a precedent by which a federal ...
by PaulDem
Comment Count 88 comments on Fri Oct 15, 2010 at 05:56 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Rick Santorum, a Virginia-based bi-weekly contributor to the Philadelphia Inquirer (earning $$1750/...
by Adam B
Comment Count 131 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2009 at 12:50 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
I think we all remember that the last time the Democratic Party had the White House and majorities in the House and Senate they incredibly managed to not fulfill a whole bunch of open judgeships. ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Feb 16, 2009 at 09:15 AM PST with 11 Recommends
Like the French say, "Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose." I know, the diacritical marks are missing. “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Anyone believe Pelosi ...
by jm214
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 05:06 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I had an epiphany a few minutes ago while commenting about one of the Supreme Court "justices". It is Rovian, but when dealing with Republicans, no rules apply. Please follow over the fold.
by Translator
Comment Count 32 comments on Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 06:40 PM PST with 5 Recommends
(This subject was diaried insightfully earlier today here by kossack,
by markthshark
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Oct 26, 2007 at 05:40 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Sunshine, said Justice Brandeis, is "a marvelous disinfectant." And with the exception of those obvious instances where disclosure of certain information would compromise national security (e.g., ...
by Bouldergeist
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Oct 26, 2007 at 08:38 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
I was searching some local New Mexico newspapers, and found some interesting tidbits that I'll diary soon. But in one of those articles was ...
by AlyoshaKaramazov
Comment Count 94 comments on Sun Mar 04, 2007 at 06:31 PM PST with 196 Recommends
Well, this is it. The final installment of what proved to be a not-so-epic series of diaries on some of the systemic/structural problems with the US system of government, and some suggestions for 
by Jon Stafford
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Dec 30, 2006 at 11:42 AM PST with 2 Recommends