Claims Court A Quiet Victim Of Senate Nomination Deadlock

By Daniel Wilson (July 18, 2016, 4:54 PM EDT) -- Although U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland has received the most attention amid a Senate logjam over confirming federal judicial nominees, experts say the plight of other pending nominees, including a quintet nominated for the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, also deserves broader attention.

The Court of Federal Claims, also known as "the People's Court," hears federal contract disputes and bid protests, vaccine injury claims and other monetary claims against the federal government.

"This is where the people of the United States go to seek redress against their government, and this delay is adversely affecting — I won't say crippling...

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