Justice Roberts Urges Senate to Act on Judicial Vacancies

President Obama and Chief Justice John Roberts “don’t always agree — see their dust-up over last year’s State of the Union address — but the two have come together to urge speedier confirmation of presidential nominees,” USA Today reports.

Roberts’ concern is judges, of course.

In his annual report released night, the U.S. chief justice said the federal judiciary has more than 90 vacancies, and "this has created acute difficulties for some judicial districts. Sitting judges in those districts have been burdened with extraordinary caseloads."

He “casts blame on both Democrats and Republicans.”

"Each political party has found it easy to turn on a dime from decrying to defending the blocking of judicial nominations, depending on their changing political fortunes," Roberts wrote.


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