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Reid: Will Republicans Who Vowed ‘Never’ To Deny A Judicial Nominee An Up-Or-Down Vote Deny Judicial Nominee An Up-Or-Down Vote?

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to a vote to invoke cloture on the nomination of Goodwin Liu to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Two days ago I came to the floor to talk…

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Selected Statements from Republican Senators on the Constitutionality of Filibustering Nominees and the Deference Owed to the President’s Nominees

  Senator Alexander “I pledged, then and there, I would never filibuster any President’s judicial nominee, period. I might vote against them, but I will always see they came to a vote.”  (Congressional Chronicle, June 9, 2005) “I am beginning to think it is a train and that there is not much way to avoid a…

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Reid: Goodwin Liu Is An Extremely Qualified Public Servant And Impressive Legal Scholar

Leading Republicans Agree Liu Is More Than Qualified For The Job Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Several years ago we faced a confirmation crisis…

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Judicial Vacancy Crisis

Judicial vacancies in our federal courts are reaching historic highs.  There are currently 104 vacancies on federal district and circuit courts, forty-nine of which are determined to be judicial emergencies by the non-partisan Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, which means there are simply not enough judges on the bench to do the work of…

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