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Becoming a Federal Judge (Not a Justice): The Difficulties with the Confirmation Process for Lower Court Judges

September 22, 2011 • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041
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Nearly three years into President Obama's first term, the number of his judicial nominees who have been confirmed lags well behind the numbers for either President George W. Bush or William Clinton at a comparable point in their presidencies. Chris Schroeder will discuss President Obama's record in nominating judges, the reasons for the slow confirmation rates, and he will offer some suggestions as to the implications for the nomination and confirmation process in the future. For more information, contact Dana Norvell at norvell@law.duke.edu.