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Event Monday: Breaking the Judicial Nominations and Confirmations Logjam

By Larkin Reynolds
Friday, February 25, 2011, 10:06 AM

The following information isn't national-security-related, but still may be of interest to many readers:

Brookings will host an event Monday, "Breaking the Judicial Nominations and Confirmations Logjam." For those interested in this topic, the event will consist of two panels about the consequences of vacancies in the federal judiciary and some proposals for reform. Event starts at 2PM.

Breaking the Judicial Nominations and Confirmations Logjam

Welcoming Remarks

Benjamin Wittes
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies

Ashley Belleau
President
Federal Bar Association

Panel One – The Judicial Logjam: How It Came About and Its Impact upon the Courts

Moderator: William N. LaForge
Past National President, Federal Bar Association
Attorney at Law, LaForge Government Relations

Hon. W. Royal Furgeson, Jr.
Senior U.S. District Judge
Northern District of Texas

Hon. Royce C. Lamberth
Chief U.S. District Judge
District of the District of Columbia

Russell Wheeler
Visiting Fellow, Governance Studies

Benjamin Wittes
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies

Panel Two – Prospects for Change: Reforming Senate Rules Surrounding Confirmation

Moderator: Thomas E. Mann
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies

Eleanor Acheson
Former Assistant Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice

Sarah A. Binder
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies

Manus Cooney
Former Majority Staff Director
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

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