judicial-nominations

Everything you need to know about Thursday’s filibuster change

Confused by what happened and what it means? Enlighten yourself.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 21, 2013

Everything you need to know about the nominations fight — and why it might end the filibuster

Republicans have filibustered three Obama court nominees. That could be the end of the filibuster.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 21, 2013

Everything you need to know about the nominations fight — and why it might end the filibuster

Obama is filling a number of important vacancies on federal courts - that is, if Senate Republicans let him.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 18, 2013

Federal courts are understaffed. It’s everybody’s fault.

In 2008, 8 federal court vacancies have been officially designated as "emergencies." This year, 25 were.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 11, 2013

Sorry, Chuck Grassley. Obama isn’t ‘packing the court.’

Obama wants to fill existing vacancies on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. That is not what "court packing" means.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 23, 2013

Has the American Bar Association kept our judges white and male?

The American Bar Association issues influential ratings of potential judicial nominees. The best way to get a bad rating is to be a racial minority or a woman.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Feb 28, 2013