Federal court judges face busy caseloads as vacancies persist, study finds

07/5/2013 | Blog of Legal Times, The

Judges in federal district courts are facing packed caseloads because of the high number of judicial vacancies during Barack Obama's presidency, according to a study by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. "The ongoing vacancy crisis in the district courts is unprecedented, and judges and litigants are paying the price as dockets grow," wrote study author Alicia Bannon. The study draws no conclusion on whether Obama or the confirmation process is responsible for the vacancies.

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