By Nan Aron of the Alliance for Justice
This should be a routine story. Every president does exactly the same thing; when there are vacancies on the federal bench the president is required to nominate new judges, subject, of course, to the advice and consent of the Senate. It’s in his job description (see Constitution; Article II, section 2).orted to be ready to do something very important: He is expected to make nominations for the three empty seats on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Which is why you may be puzzled to hear Senate Republicans are screaming bloody murder. The president is trying to “pack the court,” they cry, as if filling vacant judgeships is some kind of unprecedented power grab. They are outraged that the president has the audacity to send names forward for empty seats on the 11-member D.C. Circuit
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