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The judicial vacancy crisis: Why it matters

The nation is facing a governmental emergency of epic proportions.

Approximately one in eight federal judicial seats is now vacant, and more are opening up.

Instead of attempting to fix the problem, Democrats and Republicans are playing the blame game, says Dahlia Lithwick of Slate.  

In her article “Empty chambers: Why the judicial-vacancy crisis matters,” Lithwick asserts that fault for the judicial-vacancy partisan standoff is only half of the predicament; the real problem lies in convincing Americans that it matters.

It’s hard to sell a judicial-vacancy crisis to a nation that isn’t always sold on the judiciary.

Click here to read Lithwick’s full report.

Share your suggestions for increasing the public’s investment in the functioning of the U.S. judiciary system in the comment section below.


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