Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Montgomery Advertiser: Shelby blames White House for lack of judge

Sep 22, 2015
In The News

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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