GOP Says DC Circ. Nominations Political, Not Practical

Law360, Washington (October 29, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama’s recent effort to fill three vacant slots on the D.C. Circuit comes despite the court handling the lowest workload of any federal court and other judicial “emergencies” going unfilled, showing the nominations are politically driven, several Republican lawmakers said Tuesday.

The D.C. Circuit has several vacancies open, but its eight sitting judges — supported by six senior judges — have “clearly” the lowest caseload per judge of any federal court, according to Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee....
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