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Arthur Hellman on the Judicial Vacancies on the 9th Circuit

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October 19, 2011

Professor Arthur Hellman discussed the judicial vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  The Ninth Circuit, among the largest and busiest of the U.S. Courts of Appeal, now has five vacancies due to deaths and to judges taking senior status.  Nominations for these positions are proceeding quite slowly, Professor Hellman said, in comments that first appeared in the Los Angeles Times and later in the ABA Journal.  "What we don't know is whether that is because the president is not asking people or whether he is being turned down."

 

Link to ABA Journal article

 

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