Confirmation of U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominations in Presidential Election Years

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This report seeks to help inform the debate regarding how many U.S. circuit and district court nominations should be confirmed by year's end, and how late in the year the Senate should continue to confirm them. It includes analysis of the number and timing of circuit court and district court nominations confirmed by the Senate in presidential election years from 1980 to 2008, as well as a comparison of the processing of judicial nominations during these years, using various quantitative measures. It also relates the findings to the Senate's processing of judicial nominations in 2012, as of June 30.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 12, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Rutkus, Denis Steven

Specialist on the Federal Judiciary

Creator (Author):
McMillion, Barry J.

Analyst on the Federal Judiciary

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: July 12, 2012
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United States
Description:

This report seeks to help inform the debate regarding how many U.S. circuit and district court nominations should be confirmed by year's end, and how late in the year the Senate should continue to confirm them. It includes analysis of the number and timing of circuit court and district court nominations confirmed by the Senate in presidential election years from 1980 to 2008, as well as a comparison of the processing of judicial nominations during these years, using various quantitative measures. It also relates the findings to the Senate's processing of judicial nominations in 2012, as of June 30.

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25 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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