2

Desktop notifications are on   | Turn off

Get breaking news alerts from The Washington Post

Turn on desktop notifications?

Yes Not now

It looks like you've previously blocked notifications. Please update your browser permissions to allow them.

The Washington Post

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

  • Dylan Matthews
  • ·
  • Nov 21, 2013
  • ·

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

  • Dylan Matthews
  • ·
  • Nov 21, 2013
  • ·

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

  • Dylan Matthews
  • ·
  • Nov 18, 2013
  • ·

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

  • Dylan Matthews
  • ·
  • Jul 11, 2013
  • ·

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

  • Dylan Matthews
  • ·
  • May 23, 2013
  • ·

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
  • ·
  • Feb 28, 2013
  • ·