Legal logjam leaving judges' seats empty in federal courts

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Legal logjam leaving judges' seats empty in federal courts

August 30, 2010

Curt Levey, executive director of the conservative lobby Committee for Justice, said neither Obama nor Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has made a priority of filling judicial vacancies.

 

"Republicans can't stop Reid from bringing things to a vote, but what they can do is make the majority leader pick his priorities," Levey said. He was referring to the option of invoking cloture, which allows the majority to call a vote but at the price of ceding the Senate floor for a maximum of 30 hours of debate, at the expense of other legislation sought by the administration...

 

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