Vacancies On The Bench

Posted on | October 29, 2010 | 7 Comments

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*Disclaimer, this is one of my RARE, serious posts :) Suck it Gateway.

The Los Angeles Times reported last week that one federal judicial seat in eight is now vacant and more are becoming open.  What is the problem?  Well, no one seems to care about that.  Instead, both sides are arguing over who is to blame.

President Obama has seated fewer federal judges than any other President since President Nixon, and despite the Democrat’s majority in the Senate, 102 out of 854 seats are vacant, and less than half of President Obama’s nominees have been confirmed.

Now- dum, dum, dum- the finger pointing!

Democrats say the Republicans are messing up the confirmation process for the judges with the use of ridiculous Senate procedures and threats of fillbuster to stretch the process longer.  Republicans have responded that the Democrats started it (Nah, Nah!) and that Obama, who got off to a turtles pace with judicial nominations never bothered to make it his priority.  They are both right.

Meanwhile, while both parties are acting like complete adults during this issue (Sarcasm), the real problem is convincing the voters that it really matters. It is hard to sell a judiciary-vacancy crisis to a nation not to kean on the judiciary system to begin with.

Clearly, there is an intrest gap over all things judicial.  By the time President Bush left office, he had seated almost a third of the federal bench.  Say what you want about Bush, but he cared about reshaping the bench.  What suprises me is that for a constitutional lawyer, President Obama seems to feel differently.  It just isn’t that important to his agenda, which confuses me.

So many issues are decided judicially.  Whatever side you are on, the fight over gay marriage will be decided in court, the fight over regulating carbon emmisions will be decided in court. The health-care reforms, the immigration reforms and gun laws are under attack right now in our courts. Whether you are an Obama lover or hater, having a well-functioning court system should matter, because today in America, every single legislative act has an equal and opposite legal reaction.

Every day Americans look to the courts (whether they know this or not) to address problems affecting their daily lives.  With the judicial vacancies, the ability to stand up for their rights will be delayed, or even lost.

Happy Friday everyone.

Paralegal

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