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Hoosier To Address Vacancy Crisis in Federal Courts.



An Indiana activist is hoping to address a vacancy crisis in America’s federal courts.


Indiana's Director for The Center for Inquiry is in Washington, D.C. Monday to meet with White House officials.

Reba Boyd Wooden is there with the coalition called Alliance for Justice. She says a deal between Senate Republicans and Democrats to allow judicial nominations to proceed in the Senate expires Monday.

She says there's 79 current vacancies on the federal bench and 17 additional vacancies will occur this year.  37 of them are considered emergencies.  Wooden says many court cases have been on hold because of the vacancies.


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