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REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about his Supreme Court nominee to students at the University of Chicago Law School, where Obama taught constitutional law for over a decade, in Chicago April 7, 2016.

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The growing specter of vacant federal judgeships

April 12, 2016, Russell Wheeler

The tempest over the single vacancy on the Supreme Court has obscured the increase in vacancies on the federal district courts, where most federal judicial work gets done. In this post, Russell Wheeler looks at the growing federal judgeship vacancies under President Obama.

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