Politics Aug 17

Senate confirms more Trump judges

A Trump-nominated judge now holds one out every seven seats on the circuit courts. The Senate on Thursday confirmed two more, as Republicans have made a priority of confirming judges in their fight to hold the Senate majority ahead of…

Oct 17

As time runs out, dozens of judge nominees waiting on Senate

WASHINGTON — Federal judges in New Jersey have struggled with a workload approaching 700 cases each, nearly double what’s manageable, because of judicial vacancies. In Texas, close to a dozen district judgeships remain open, more than in any other state.

Dec 10

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Judges who disagree with federal sentencing guidelines can issue lighter sentences for defendants in crack cocaine cases, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in two cases that will provide judges more leeway in determining punishments for drug violations.