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JUDICIARY: Vacancies shouldn’t wait on election

Re: “Federal court vacancies will likely wait on the election”  (www.thenewstribune.com, 9-6).

Despite this report, the Senate may very well confirm delayed consensus nominees this month.

There is still plenty of time. For example, on Sept. 26, 2008, the Democratic Senate confirmed 10 U.S. District Court judge appointments by President George W. Bush.

The Judiciary Committee approved 18 currently pending District Court nominees with support from every Republican and Democratic home-state senator.

Judiciary Committee Republicans supported 17 of these nominees. Twelve would reduce U.S. courts-declared judicial emergency vacancies that delay and deny justice.

Republican Sen. Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania

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