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The decisions made by our federal judiciary affect most aspects of our lives. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that the vacancies in our federal courts system are filled. The D.C. Circuit Court is a vital part of the federal courts since it has broad power to review federal regulations and is considered second only […]

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The D.C. Circuit Court, aka the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, is widely seen as second in importance only to the U.S. Supreme Court. Comprised of 11 active judges (when all seats are filled), the D.C. Circuit Court is the immediate and exclusive court of appeals for government agency […]

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“The sad irony of today’s decision lies in its utter failure to grasp why the VRA has proven effective… With that belief, and the argument derived from it, history repeats itself.”                       -Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg dissents in Shelby County v. Holder   Today marks […]

SCOTUS watchers know that the first Monday in June is “Decision Day” at the U.S. Supreme Court (also known as SCOTUS – the Supreme Court of the United States). Every year, the Court hears oral arguments for 80 to 100 cases, and this day is when the decisions of these cases begin to be announced. […]

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It is an issue we don’t talk about often, but it has a tremendous impact on women’s lives: the high rate of federal judicial vacancies. High vacancy rates have plagued the judiciary for more than two years, marking the longest period of high vacancies since the 1970s.  There are currently 76 vacancies in federal courts, […]

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