University of Pittsburgh

Judicial Vacancies: Justice Denied

October 10, 2011 - 6:30pm
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
6300 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Vacancies in our federal courts have reached historic highs. There are currently more seats open then there have been nominees confirmed in the nearly three years since Obama took office. Even completely unopposed nominations are being bottled up in the Senate for no reason beyond obstruction for obstruction's sake.

The Senate's failure to consider nominations is creating a dangerous shortage of judges available to hear cases. From working mothers seeking compensation for employment discrimination to swift injunction of corporate environmental polluters, justice delayed means justice denied.

Join us as our esteemed panel provides us insight on how the judicial crisis affects us all-and what you can do about it.


Jennifer Arnette, Esquire. President, Homer S Brown Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association - Moderator

Ari Melber. Correspondent for The Nation and columnist for Politico

Judge Timothy Lewis. former Federal Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professor David Garrow. Pulitzer Prize winning Professor of History and Law at the University of Pittsburgh


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