Montgomery Advertiser: Shelby blames White House for lack of judge
Negotiations between the White House and Alabama’s GOP senators have so far failed to produce a list of candidates for five vacancies on the federal bench in Alabama, including three vacancies considered judicial emergencies.
The stalemate has forced the court system to lean more heavily on visiting and retired judges, especially in Montgomery. It’s not clear that the vacancies will be filled before President Barack Obama leaves office.
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