Dems, GOP Trade Blame Over Dozens Of Judicial Vacancies

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT) -- The battle over federal judicial vacancies heated up again Monday, as liberal groups denounced what they called Senate obstructionism while Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, blamed the Obama administration for not nominating more potential judges.

About 150 representatives from groups like the AFL-CIO, Human Rights Campaign and the National Bar Association met Monday with officials including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss what to do about 96 current and pending vacancies on the federal bench, which they attributed to “unprecedented obstruction by a minority in the...
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