ABA Journal


President's Message

Judicial emergencies worsen as partisanship stalls nominations in the Senate

Jul 1, 2013, 09:40 am CDT


The judiciary allowed itself to become politicized a long time ago. No surprises in how all of this worked out.

By Yankee on 2013 07 05, 3:44 pm CDT

#1—The judiciary plays no part in the federal judicial confirmation process.  What’s deplorable is the Senate’s refusing to allow prompt up or down votes of any president’s judicial nominees.

By AndytheLawyer on 2013 07 09, 8:23 pm CDT

@2 But 70 years of judicial activism undermining the Constitutional foundations of our country and our once shared and unifying belief in the rule of law, has resulted in the historically low opinion the population now has in the Federal Court system.

The members of the Senate are just reacting to the situation as is presented to them, and is not “deplorable”, but instead is completely understandable.

As I said, no surprises here.

By Yankee on 2013 07 10, 9:55 am CDT

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