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Lower Court Judges Could be Caught up in Supreme Court Fight

Posted By Administration, Thursday, March 17, 2016

More than 30 judicial nominees could end up as collateral damage in the election-year fight over President Barack Obama's effort to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court and Senate Republicans' steadfast opposition.

Twenty-eight of Obama's nominees to district court and five to the appeals court remain in limbo, although Republicans have indicated they would be open to voting on some. The Senate confirmed five judicial nominees to the federal bench in January and early February, but Republican leaders haven't set any votes since Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died Feb. 13 and the GOP said no hearings and no votes on the Supreme Court choice would be permitted.

Read the whole story at Associated Press

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