Senator Leahy used to have strong opinions about the so-called "vacancy crisis" in our federal judiciary:
Any week in which the Senate does not confirm three judges is a week in which the Senate is failing to address the vacancy crisis. Any fortnight in which we have gone without a judicial confirmation hearing marks 2 weeks in which the Senate is falling further behind.
So now that he's chairing the Senate Judiciary Committee, what's he doing?
Vacancies are now at their highest level since March 1994, 10 of President Bush's nominees have been before the Senate for 79 days, and it's time for Senator Leahy to show us just how sincere he really was.Falling behind. Posted by wasylik at July 31, 2001 09:45 AM