Federal Judge Speaks Out About Nomination Delays

U.S District Judge James J. Brady spoke out Monday against the increasingly glacial pace of judicial nominations, calling on U.S. Senate leaders to “come to their senses” and recognize the toll a vacant bench has on the court system, the Advocate reports. According to Carl W. Tobias, a University of Richmond law professor who is an expert on judicial nominations, Brady’s remarks were unusual for a federal judge but were prompted by the “unusual times” gripping the federal courts. “An increasing number of judges and other people are very concerned about the (nomination) process and how long it takes to move people through it,” Tobias said.