TITLE

Empty benches

AUTHOR(S)
Fenyvesi, C.
PUB. DATE
January 1992
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;1/13/92, Vol. 112 Issue 1, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses that after the Senate finally confirmed Clarence Thomas last fall, the White House issued an order allowing senators and their aides only minimal access to confidential FBI files. The injunction has backfired because it prevents the Senate Judiciary Committee from adequately screening the backgrounds of candidates for the federal bench. The confirmation process has come to a standstill; 131 vacancies out of 837 judgeships mounting an overwhelming backlog.
ACCESSION #
9201130863

 

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