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Thursday, February 9, 2012

106 Vacancies

With the resignation of United States District Court Judge Richard Holwell (SD NY) this week, there are now 106 current and future vacancies in the federal court system, 33 of which are considered judicial emergencies. 

Nominees have been named for 41 of those vacancies. Nineteen of these seats could be filled immediately if the Senate would agree to hold simple up or down votes on the nominees who have been voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee—17 of them either unanimously or with overwhelming bipartisan support.

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