Fed. Claims Chief Judge Urges Congress To Fill Vacancies

Law360, Washington (July 13, 2015, 2:39 PM EDT) -- The chief judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims urged Senate leaders on Friday to approve President Barack Obama’s nominees to the court, saying long-standing judicial vacancies have strained it.

In a four-paragraph letter, Chief Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith asked U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and the chairman and ranking member of the Judiciary Committee “to fill at your earliest opportunity” five vacancies on the court, which has not been fully staffed with 16 judges since February 2013....
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