Judicial nominee logjam creates 'crisis' in some federal courts
Sandra Day O'Connor federal courthouse in Phoenix, Arizona
April 20th, 2011
07:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Judicial nominee logjam creates 'crisis' in some federal courts

Washington (CNN) - In the words of Judge Roslyn Silver, the situation is "dire." From her chambers in Phoenix, Arizona, the chief judge of federal judicial District of Arizona warns a bulging criminal caseload is being exacerbated by three unfilled bench seats, which the Obama administration and the Senate have, until recently, shown little urgency to address.

"We have a crisis, we have vacancies, and we would like to have them filled so that justice can be served," she told CNN in an exclusive television interview.

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  1. incredulous

    The Republicans in the Senate filibustered these appointments for 2 years and you're blaming the Obama administration??????

    April 20, 2011 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  2. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    Don't you dare say the President has anything to do with this. WE WATCH CSPAN. We have lists of Judical holds

    April 20, 2011 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |