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U.S. District Court Vacancies at the Beginning and End of the Obama Presidency: Overview and Comparative Analysis

Categories: Supreme Court/courts

Contrasts the reduced number of federal district court openings at the conclusion of the Clinton and Bush terms with the large increase in openings at the end of the Obama term, due largely to Senate inaction during the last two years of the Obama presidency.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists