Thursday, June 2, 2011

"Arizona In Judicial Crisis": Politico Reports On The Political Hold-up Contributing To Arizona Judicial Logjam

Arizona's Senators (John McCain and Jon Kyl, both Republicans) and President Obama (Democrat) have been slow to nominate U.S. District Court Judges to fill three vacancies on the Arizona bench.  In researching the earlier report on the Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' measure to improve mobile phone capabilities along the U.S.-Mexico border, I came upon this news story earlier today by Politico.

Finger prints and finger-pointing are all over this report - only Chief Judge Roslyn Silver (judiciously) avoids the political game.  The report is pinned to how the vacancy became worse when Judge John Roll was killed in the January 8 shooting spree that followed the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-CD8).

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