Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pennsylvanians Deserve to Have a Fully Staffed Federal Bench

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pennsylvanians Deserve to Have a Fully Staffed Federal Bench

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After the Senate's inexcusably delayed bipartisan approval of Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo's 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals nomination ("U.S. Senate Confirms Pa. Judge to Federal Appeals Court Seat," Jan. 12), Pennsylvania federal courts still suffer from one appellate and five trial judge vacancies.

Four July Pennsylvania district court nominees (three for the Western District, which includes Pittsburgh) need committee and floor votes. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committe, made a floor statement Jan. 11 that expressed his hope that Sen. Pat Toomey "can convince the Republican majority leader not to submit [them] to the extensive confirmation delay that Judge Restrepo endured."

There is still no nominee for Senior Judge Marjorie Rendell's 3rd Circuit seat, even though the vacancy was announced almost a year ago. …

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