Federal Judicial Vacancies
Participants focused on how the federal judiciary nomination process could be improved. They examined the increasing number of… read more
Participants focused on how the federal judiciary nomination process could be improved. They examined the increasing number of vacancies in the judiciary that delays the judicial process for many citizens. They criticized the president and Congress for the slow manner in which they nominate and approve federal judges. They recommended that a time limit be set for the appointment process, and that judges should not be asked about their stand on issues during the nomination process. After their prepared remarks they answered questions from the audience. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Lloyd Cutler Counsel (Former) White House
- Marvin "Mickey" Edwards Lecturer Harvard University->Kennedy (J.F.) School of Government
- Wendy Martinck Associate Michigan State University->Law and Judicial Politics
- Thomas Sargentich Professor (Former) American University->Washington College of Law
- Virginia E. Sloan Executive Director Constitution Project
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