VIDEO: Cornyn and Cruz Create Judicial Emergency by Slowing Nominations

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
VIDEO: Cornyn and Cruz Create Judicial Emergency by Slowing Nominations

For nearly three years, U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz have been slowing down the process associated with President Obama's ability to nominate federal judges in Texas.

So all of the issues you care about - immigration, health care, rights of same-sex couples - languish in court, causing a legal backlog of 12,000 cases and creating a judicial emergency because of politics.

Overall, there are nine vacancies in Texas' federal courts - with one more seat expected to become vacant in January 2016. Of Texas' nine vacancies, eight are considered emergencies - meaning the delays are so serious 

Check out our latest video urging Sens. Cornyn and Cruz to take action and end our judicial vacancy crisis - then sign our petition to stop delaying justice for Texans.

Judicial Vacancies in Texas - 1/7/16
CIRCUIT/DISTRICTEMERGENCYLENGTH OF VACANCYNOMINEE
5th Circuit Court of AppealsYes1,254 daysNone
5th Circuit Court of AppealsYes737 daysNone
Southern DistrictYes1,681 daysNone
Southern DistrictYes597 daysNone
Northern DisrictYes918 daysNone
Northern DistrictNo372 daysNone
Western DistrictYes328 daysNone
Eastern DistrictYes303 daysNone
Eastern DistrictYes237 daysNone
Eastern DistrictNo1 dayNone
Future Vacancies
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