Sunday, May 2, 2010

Community service

Okay, okay.  I'll step up to do this.

No.  No need to thank me, I'd be proud to serve my country and community.

Judicial vacancies burden courts
By Gary Martin - Express-News

WASHINGTON — Texas congressional Democrats are lashing out at the White House for foot-dragging on judicial appointments that have caused backlogs in federal courts already strained by increased drug and immigration cases.

The crisis is most acute in the Houston-based Southern Judicial District of Texas and the San Antonio-based Western District. Four of six open judgeships are in border-area courts that carry some of the highest caseloads in the country.

“There is definitely a problem at the White House with priority in getting these vacancies in Texas completed,” said Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, the point person on judicial affairs for the state's Democratic delegation.

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