The Committee for a Fair Judiciary educates and informs Executive Branch officials, U.S. Senators, members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the American people about the importance of having a federal judiciary that interprets the Constitution, legislation and regulations in accordance with the principles and values that have made our country free and fair.
Currently, U.S. Circuit and District Courts face a shortage of judges. Vacant federal judgeships affect over 160 million Americans, and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has identified many of these vacancies as “judicial emergencies.” Often these emergency vacant judgeships have been unfilled for over a year—several years, in some cases—causing severe case backlogs. Despite this dire situation, nominees have languished in the Senate. For the latest statistics and information on the judicial vacancy crisis, see our list of resources.
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