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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:41 PM
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So, when can we expect federal (non-SCOTUS) judicial appointments?
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 12:41 PM by usregimechange
Anyone recall from past Presidents?
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:45 PM
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1. aren't federal judge appointments life-time or until retirement age? nt
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:48 PM
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4. There are 54 open seats in the federal judiciary right now
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 12:48 PM by usregimechange
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:52 PM
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5. wow, that's more than I would have thought. Do those need approval from Congress
or the Senate? I remember some comments (on another website) critical of Biden not taking some action to move appointments for judges in Delaware along - some deal where the Senators from the state are supposed to help move things forward, but the commenters felt Biden was dragging his feet hoping for a stronger Dem congress/ President.

If I learned anything about federal judge appointments back in civics, I've forgotten it all.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:53 PM
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6. yep but Dems have plenty of votes so they need to send em up
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:45 PM
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2. Whenever a judge next leaves
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wellstone dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:47 PM
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3. my guess is there are some current vacancies. nt
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:57 PM
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7. Fairly soon, but maybe not until top DoJ appointments are confirmed
Only so much Senate Judiciary can handle at once. I suspect they've got a list of names and are doing some vetting, but won't start sending them up to the hill until they can deal with them
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:07 PM
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8. I would like a back channel on deep background and off the record on that
k?
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