Obama Sends 42 Judicial Candidates Back To Senate

Law360, New York (January 6, 2011, 4:41 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama has renominated 42 people to fill judicial vacancies, following the U.S. Senate's adjournment in December without confirming them.

Of the 42 judicial nominations received Wednesday by the Senate, eight were for the federal circuit courts and 34 were for the federal district courts. Overall, there are 97 unfilled seats, a problem that U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and others have called on Congress to fix.

“The judiciary must respect the constitutional prerogatives of the president and Congress in the same way...
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