Bench Memos

The Next Nominees

Most of the current judicial vacancies are on the district courts, where there is unlikely to be much controversy about the President’s nominees. The key is to watch the handful of appellate nominees, such as that to replace Michael Chertoff or to fill the multiple vacancies on the Ninth Circuit. Howard Bashman notes a list of current vacancies is available here.

And pending vacancies can be found here.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.


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