Carl W. Tobias
Williams Professor of Law
Courses Taught Torts Products Liability Constitutional Law
Profile

Professor Carl Tobias holds the Law School’s prestigious Williams Chair and writes in a number of areas, with a particular emphasis on federal judicial selection. A prolific scholar, Professor Tobias is the author of over 120 law review articles and the author or co-author of more than 80 essays, commentaries, and other shorter works in law reviews. He has published in the country’s top law journals, including the Stanford, Columbia, California, and Cornell Law Reviews, among others. Professor Tobias is also a frequent commentator in the media and has written several hundred opinion pieces published in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Slate and Politico, among other high-profile media outlets. He has served as a Legal Consultant to the Food and Drug Administration and the American Bar Association’s Commission on the Twenty-First Century Judiciary as well as a member of the District Court Local Rules Review Committee of the Ninth Circuit Chief District Judges Conference, the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group for the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, and the Study Committee to Review the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure. Professor Tobias has been a member of the prestigious American Law Institute since 1994.

Memberships
Member, American Law Institute (1994-present)
Member, Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group, United States District Court for the District of Montana (1994-present)
Reporter, National Conference on Appellate Justice (2005)
Legal Consultant, ABA Commission on the Twenty-First Century Judiciary (2002-2003)
Member, Study Committee to Review the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure (1999-2003)
Member, District Court Local Rules Review Committee, Ninth Circuit Judicial Council (1994-1997)
Reporter, Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology and Government, Task Force on Science and Technology in Judicial and Regulatory Decision Making, Data Collection Discussion Group (1992)
Legal Consultant, Administrative Conference of the United States (1990-1995)
Director, Montana Natural Resources Clinic (Environmental Law Clinic under National Wildlife Federation auspices) (1980-1982)
Legal Consultant. Office of General Counsel, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (1976-1982 - Summers)
Counsel, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Separation of Powers, 1975
Counsel, Virginia Wetlands Study Commission and Virginia Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee, 1971 to 1972
Professional Experience
Williams Professor of Law (2004-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Visiting Williams Professor of Law (2003-04)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Professor of Law (1998-2004)
William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Professor of Law (1975-98)
University of Montana School of Law
General Civil Litigation and General Environmental Work (1972-75)
Hunton and Williams, Richmond, Va.
Publications
Articles

Filling the District of Arizona Vacancies, Ariz. L. Rev. Syl. (2014). [Journal]

Senate Gridlock and Federal Judicial Selection, 88 Notre Dame L. Rev. 2233 (2013). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Commentary, Considering Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Bisexual Nominees for the Federal Courts, 90 Wash. U. L. Rev. 577 (2012). [L] [W] [HEIN]

Filling the Judicial Vacancies in a Presidential Election Year, 46 U. Rich. L. Rev. 985 (2012). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Justifying Diversity in the Federal Judiciary, 106 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 283 (2012). [Journal] [W]

Saluting Judge Philip Pro's Quarter Century of Judicial Service, 12 Nev. L. J. 511 (2012). [L] [W] [HEIN]

Filling the Fourth Circuit Vacancies, 89 N.C. L. Rev. 2161 (2011). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Judge Thompson and the Appellate Court Confirmation Process, 91 B.U. L. Rev. 727 (2011). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Diversity and the Federal Bench, 87 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1197 (2010). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

A Fourth Circuit Photograph, 45 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1373 (2010). [L] [W] [HEIN]

Fourth Circuit Judicial Appointments, 61 S.C. L. Rev. 445 (2010). [L] [W] [HEIN]

Postpartisan Federal Judicial Selection, 51 B.C. L. Rev. 769 (2010). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Filling Federal Appellate Vacancies, 41 Ariz. St. L.J. 829 (2009). [L] [W] [HEIN]

Resolving Amicus Curiae Motions in the Third Circuit and Beyond, 1 Drexel L. Rev. 125 (2009). [Journal] [W] [HEIN]

The Tragedy of the Commons: The Case of the Blue Crab, 19 S. Cal. Interdis. L.J. 73 (2009). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Dear President Bush: Leaving a Legacy on the Federal Bench, 42 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1041 (2008). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

FDA Regulatory Compliance Reconsidered, 93 Cornell L. Rev. 1003 (2008). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Reconsidering Virginia Judicial Selection, 43 U. Rich. L. Rev. 37 (2008). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Assessing the Revised Arizona Local Rules of Federal Procedure, 39 Ariz. St. L.J. 521 (2007). [L] [W] [HEIN]

The Process Due Indefinitely Detained Citizens, 85 N.C. L. Rev. 1687 (2007). [L] [W] [HEIN]

Fourth Circuit Publication Practices, 62 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1733 (2005). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

The Federal Appellate Court Appointments Conundrum, 2005 Utah L. Rev. 743. [L] [W] [HEIN]

Reviews

Improving Federal Judicial Selection, 44 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1173 (2010). [Journal] [L] [W]

Unmasking Judicial Extremism, 43 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1175 (2009). [Journal] [L] [W]

Questioning Quirin, 97 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 365 (2006). [L] [W] [HEIN]

In the News

Justices nod to voters on affirmative action; marriage is different, experts say (Detroit Free Press)
Wed., Apr. 23, 2014

New GM struggles to shake off the past (The Financial Times)
Wed., Apr. 23, 2014

GM seeks to use bankruptcy as shield to deny ignition-switch lawsuits (Detroit Free Press)
Tue., Apr. 22, 2014

Author of Va. constitution backs AG on gay marriage (The Virginian-Pilot)
Sat., Apr. 19, 2014

Southern LGBT groups file brief in Va. marriage case (Washington Blade)
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014

Utah same-sex marriage case could be thrown out on a technicality (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014

Law professors back AG's marriage stance (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times)
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014

Law professors bolster Herring's same-sex marriage stance (Daily Press)
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014

Denver appeals court again considers same-sex marriage (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Thu., Apr. 17, 2014

Arguments Heard in Oklahoma's Gay Marriage Appeal (KUER)
Thu., Apr. 17, 2014

Va. Supreme Court backs ex-U.Va. climate researcher (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times)
Thu., Apr. 17, 2014

Colorado's gay marriage ban could hinge on appeals court ruling (The Denver Post)
Wed., Apr. 16, 2014

Judge grants request to force Indiana to recognize couple's same-sex marriage (Indianapolis Star, Lansing State Journal, jconline.com)
Fri., Apr. 11, 2014

Judge tells Indiana to recognize one same-sex marriage (Indianapolis Star, USA Today)
Thu., Apr. 10, 2014

G.M. Places 2 Engineers on Leave in Inquiry (The New York Times)
Thu., Apr. 10, 2014

Appeals court to hear arguments on Utah's same-sex ban (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Wed., Apr. 9, 2014

Is This Bad News?: GM Gets Maximum Fine (The Street, Yahoo! Finance)
Wed., Apr. 9, 2014

Takeda and Eli Lilly fall foul of jury in Actos trial (The Financial Times)
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014

Jury Awards $9 Billion in Damages in Drug Case (The New York Times)
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014

NHTSA fines GM for not turning over information for recall probe (Los Angeles Times)
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014

U.S. Fines General Motors for Missing Recall Deadline (The Wall Street Journal)
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014

Feds fine GM for too little data too late (USA Today)
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014

Krause Third Circuit Nominee Gets Through Committee (The Legal Intelligencer)
Fri., Apr. 4, 2014

Report blames Cornyn and Cruz for judicial vacancies and massive backlogs (The Dallas Morning News)
Wed., Apr. 2, 2014

Votes to Confirm Pair of Federal Judges Roiled by Partisan Rancor (The Legal Intelligencer)
Wed., Apr. 2, 2014

G.M. Hires Lawyer Specializing in Disaster Payouts (The New York Times, The Buffalo News, Business Standard)
Tue., Apr. 1, 2014

Refusing to defend state law a rarity, Herring says (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Daily Progress)
Tue., Apr. 1, 2014

Senator Feinstein fights Idaho colleagues over judicial appointment (KPCC)
Mon., Mar. 31, 2014

Observer: Panel on Utah gay marriage case 'slightly' conservative (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Mon., Mar. 31, 2014

State Bar names 'highly qualified' candidates for Roanoke's next federal judge (The Roanoke Times)
Mon., Mar. 31, 2014

Climate right for diversity in Western District, advocates say (Virginia Lawyers Weekly)
Mon., Mar. 31, 2014

Va. attorney general turns attention to public safety (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times)
Sun., Mar. 30, 2014

US recognizes Michigan same-sex marriages, Holder says (McClatchy DC, Detroit Free Press)
Fri., Mar. 28, 2014

Texas Judge Costa moves to full Senate vote (The Dallas Morning News)
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014

Two Judges Join Eastern District in Close Confirmation (The Legal Intelligencer)
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014

Gay Marriage in Limbo in Michigan, With Carl Tobias, Professor University of Richmond School of Law (The Legal Broadcast Network)
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014

Appeals court to hear arguments May 13 in same-sex marriage cases (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Mon., Mar. 24, 2014

Schuette defends gay marriage appeal as he begins re-election drive (The Detroit News)
Mon., Mar. 24, 2014

GM customers ask U.S. judge to ramp up ignition recall efforts (Reuters, 4-Traders)
Mon., Mar. 24, 2014

Gay marriages could remain in legal limbo with halt of ruling (The Detroit News)
Sun., Mar. 23, 2014

Same-sex couples marry in Michigan shortly before court halts licenses (CNN)
Sat., Mar. 22, 2014

Michigan gay marriages could fall into legal limbo (USA Today, Detroit Free Press)
Sat., Mar. 22, 2014

Gays and lesbians begin marrying in Michigan (Los Angeles Times)
Sat., Mar. 22, 2014

Muskegon Co. clerk issues marriage licenses to gay couples (WZZM)
Sat., Mar. 22, 2014

Michigan gay marriages could fall into legal limbo during appeal process (Lansing State Journal)
Sat., Mar. 22, 2014

With Clock Ticking Down, Obama Polishes Judicial Legacy (NPR, GPB)
Fri., Mar. 21, 2014

J&J Gets $1.2 Billion Arkansas Risperdal Verdict Thrown Out (Washington Post - Bloomberg)
Thu., Mar. 20, 2014

Toyota's $1.2B Settlement Puts Criminal Probe To Rest (NPR)
Wed., Mar. 19, 2014

In Oregon gay marriage case, Judge Michael McShane faces several key decisions (The Oregonian)
Wed., Mar. 19, 2014

GM must pay for pre-bankruptcy ignition deception: lawsuit (Chicago Tribune)
Wed., Mar. 19, 2014

BP Can Again Bid for U.S. Leases, Contracts After Spill (Bloomberg Businessweek, Washington Post - Bloomberg)
Fri., Mar. 14, 2014

Clear-Cut Defect Leaves GM With Nowhere To Hide (Law360)
Fri., Mar. 14, 2014

Lawsuit kicks off class action claims against GM (Reuters, The Peninsula Qatar, Thanhniennews.com)
Fri., Mar. 14, 2014

More stories about GM's stalling cars come to light (BDlive)
Fri., Mar. 14, 2014

General Motors sued in Texas over ignition defects (Automotive News)
Fri., Mar. 14, 2014

GM Staff Joins Media Flagging Ignition Fault Before Recall: Cars (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Thu., Mar. 13, 2014

Senate committee delays vote for Texas appellate nominee (The Dallas Morning News)
Thu., Mar. 13, 2014

No rocks in road for Nevada federal judge nominee Boulware (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Wed., Mar. 12, 2014

Obama nominates prosecutor for federal judgeship amid political turmoil over previous picks (FindLaw, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Tue., Mar. 11, 2014

Justice Dept. Is Said to Look at G.M. Actions on Safety Flaws (The New York Times)
Tue., Mar. 11, 2014

Federal Appeals Court To Hear Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage Ban (WCVE-FM)
Tue., Mar. 11, 2014

Next Nasty Nomination Fight for Obama: Michael Boggs on the Hot Seat (Roll Call)
Mon., Mar. 10, 2014

SC Judge Nominee Awaits Senate Vote (Gannett Washington Bureau, WLTX)
Thu., Mar. 6, 2014

Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni's nomination for federal judgeship wins approval of U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee; next stop, full Senate (The Republican)
Thu., Mar. 6, 2014

U.S. Increases Pressure on GM Over Long Delay in Auto Recall (The Wall Street Journal)
Wed., Mar. 5, 2014

Coloplast Said to Pay $16 Million to Settle Vaginal-Mesh Suits (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Tue., Mar. 4, 2014

Senate panel OKs 6 judges for U.S. court in Ariz. (azcentral.com)
Thu., Feb. 27, 2014

2 approved as judges after long Senate delay (San Francisco Chronicle)
Wed., Feb. 26, 2014

Amendment 3 Plaintiffs Argue Laws Banning Same-Sex Marriages Are Irrational (KUER)
Wed., Feb. 26, 2014

Christie's Gun Stance at Odds With GOP (GOPUSA, The Record)
Wed., Feb. 26, 2014

Confirm Lauck for Eastern District of Virginia (The Hill)
Tue., Feb. 25, 2014

Virginia Appeals Ruling In Same-Sex Marriage Ban (WCVE-FM)
Tue., Feb. 25, 2014

Jay Moody gets Senate confirmation to federal judgeship (Arkansas Times)
Tue., Feb. 25, 2014

In procedural step, Va. appeals marriage case (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Mon., Feb. 24, 2014

Dynamics changing on federal bench in Mass. (The Boston Globe)
Mon., Feb. 24, 2014

Senate Confirms Appointment Of Jeffrey Meyer To Federal Bench (The Hartford Courant, CTnow)
Mon., Feb. 24, 2014

Endo to Pay $193 Million to Settle Lidoderm Marketing Probe (The Washington Post - Bloomberg)
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014

Texas Judge Gregg Costa gets nomination hearing (Dallas Morning News)
Thu., Feb. 20, 2014

Same-sex ban could be lifted (The Daily Progress)
Wed., Feb. 19, 2014

Same-sex ruling in Virginia could affect S.C. gay marriage ban (Charleston City Paper)
Tue., Feb. 18, 2014

Same-sex ruling echoes historic interracial decision (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Sun., Feb. 16, 2014

Ruling could mean the end of constitutional amendment (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Daily Progress)
Sun., Feb. 16, 2014

Same-sex marriage on winning streak toward high court (USA Today, News-Leader.com)
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014

After same-sex ruling, 'happiness and relief' (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014

Lawsuit Takes Aim At The BLM And The Proposed Water Pipeline (KNPR)
Thu., Feb. 13, 2014

Federal judge strikes down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban (Richmond Times-Dispatch, GoDanRiver.com)
Thu., Feb. 13, 2014

Judge withdraws mother's guilty pleas in LP case (The Kansas City Star, FindLaw)
Wed., Feb. 12, 2014

Reid calls for cloture vote on Jay Moody judicial nomination (Arkansas Times)
Wed., Feb. 12, 2014

Senators Review SC Judicial Nominee (WLTX.com, GreenvilleOnline.com)
Tue., Feb. 11, 2014

Unions pressing for judges friendly to labor (The Washington Times)
Tue., Feb. 11, 2014

Appeals court rejects NC bid to bar pro-choice license plates (Richmond Times-Dispatch, )
Tue., Feb. 11, 2014

Appeals court rules 'Choose Life' plates unconstitutional (News & Observer, The Charlotte Observer, NC SPIN)
Tue., Feb. 11, 2014

Toyota may pay $1 billion to settle federal criminal investigation (Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury News)
Mon., Feb. 10, 2014

Toyota in Talks on Final Settlements Over Car Recalls (The New York Times)
Sun., Feb. 9, 2014

Merck Said to Agree to $100 Million NuvaRing Settlement (Bloomberg, NJ.com, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wall St. Cheat Sheet, Omaha World-Herald)
Fri., Feb. 7, 2014

Time for prompt, sensible judicial pick (The Omaha World Herald)
Thu., Feb. 6, 2014

Judge In Gay Marriage Case Has Diverse Resume (NPR, The Washington Post, The Virginian-Pilot)
Thu., Feb. 6, 2014

Senate committee approves nominee for Madison federal judge (Journal Sentinel)
Thu., Feb. 6, 2014

Dechert Partner Krause to Be Nominated to Third Circuit (The Legal intelligencer)
Thu., Feb. 6, 2014

Two federal judges in Utah taking senior status (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Wed., Feb. 5, 2014

CVS' halt on tobacco wins praise (Los Angeles Times, FreeNewsPos.com)
Wed., Feb. 5, 2014

Judge hears arguments in challenge to gay marriage ban (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Wed., Feb. 5, 2014

Judge Hears Arguments On Virginia Ban On Gay Marriage (WCVE-FM)
Wed., Feb. 5, 2014

Landmark same sex marriage case to be heard today (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Daily Progress)
Tue., Feb. 4, 2014

BP digs in as last leg of Gulf oil spill trial approaches (Fuel Fix)
Sun., Feb. 2, 2014

BP holds its ground in spill case (Houston Chronicle)
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014

Gay marriage case gains class action status (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014

Gay marriage likely to stay illegal in SC several more years at least (The State, The Island Packet, Rock Hill Herald, Myrtle Beach Online)
Wed., Jan. 29, 2014

Lawmaker challenges Mark Herring's decision on same-sex marriage (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times)
Mon., Jan. 27, 2014

Bill would let lawmakers defend ban if AG refuses (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Daily Progress)
Fri., Jan. 24, 2014

Virginia's New Attorney General Challenges The State's 2006 Ban On Gay Marriage (WCVE-FM)
Fri., Jan. 24, 2014

Judge Richard Cebull sent hundreds of racist e-mails, panel says (San Francisco Chronicle)
Mon., Jan. 20, 2014

U.S. attorneys build a case for themselves as moneymakers for federal government (The Kansas City Star)
Mon., Jan. 20, 2014

Bill could upend class-action lawsuits (Bristol Herald Courier)
Sat., Jan. 18, 2014

Attorney General Mark Herring Dismisses Private Law Firms That Represented McDonnell (WCVE-FM)
Fri., Jan. 17, 2014

Scott claims secrecy in picking judicial nominees (PolitiFact)
Fri., Jan. 17, 2014

Obama nominates Las Vegas public defender Boulware for federal judge (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Thu., Jan. 16, 2014

Top Jury Verdict Awards in 2013 (Claims Journal)
Wed., Jan. 15, 2014

NFL Concussion Deal Delayed by Judge on Payout Concern (Bloomberg News, San Francisco Chronicle)
Wed., Jan. 15, 2014

Federal judge: Oklahoma ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional (CNN, CBS 6)
Tue., Jan. 14, 2014

Obama's Judge Picks Advance in Post-Filibuster Senate (The Recorder)
Tue., Jan. 14, 2014

Dow Loses $1.2 Billion Verdict as Top 2013 Award (Bloomberg News)
Tue., Jan. 14, 2014

Should 1Ls Start Applying For Clerkships? (Above The Law)
Tue., Jan. 14, 2014

ACLU, Marshall strange bedfellows on telephone surveillance (Richmond Times-Dispatch, Stafford County Sun)
Mon., Jan. 13, 2014

Obama NSA Reform May Reduce Privacy, Kill Constitutional Challenges (U.S. News & World Report)
Mon., Jan. 13, 2014

Utah's gay marriages are valid, feds say (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Fri., Jan. 10, 2014

Jan. 30 hearing set for gay couple challenging Virginia law (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times)
Thu., Jan. 9, 2014

Senate panel clears Luger for Minnesota U.S. Attorney (Star Tribune)
Thu., Jan. 9, 2014

Senate confirms Janet Yellen as Fed chairman (USA Today)
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014

President Again Nominates Hannah Lauck to US District Court (WCVE-FM)
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014

High Court Stops Gay Marriages In Utah (NPR)
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014

Supreme Court Halts Gay Marriages In Utah (NPR)
Mon., Jan. 6, 2014

Supreme Court halts Utah gay marriages pending appeal (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Mon., Jan. 6, 2014

The Monday line (Arkansas Times)
Mon., Jan. 6, 2014

Plaintiffs: Supreme Court stay will harm Utah same-sex couples (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014

Utah gay marriage supporters urge US supreme court to reject ban request (The Guardian)
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014

Gay Couples Ask Supreme Court Not to Halt Same Sex Marriages (KUER)
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014

Couples Urge Sotomayor To Deny Utah's Bid To Block Gay Marriage (NPR)
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014

McDonnell's legal fees may continue to be paid by Va. (The Virginian-Pilot)
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014

Attorney General Asks Supreme Court to Stop Gay Marriage (KUER)
Tue., Dec. 31, 2013

Could Utah challenge impact Virginia's ban on gay marriage? (CBS 6)
Fri., Dec. 27, 2013

Bay Area federal judge picks get holiday freeze from GOP (San Jose Mercury News)
Fri., Dec. 27, 2013

Law Expert: Stay on Marriage Equality Ruling Unlikely (KUER)
Thu., Dec. 26, 2013

Utah seeks outside help in request for gay-marriage stay (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Thu., Dec. 26, 2013

Utah to appeal same-sex marriage ruling to U.S. Supreme Court (CNN)
Thu., Dec. 26, 2013

Another Court Defeat For Utah On Gay Marriage (NPR)
Wed., Dec. 25, 2013

Utah, gay activists brace for long legal fight over gay marriage (The Christian Science Monitor)
Tue., Dec. 24, 2013

10th Circuit Court denies same-sex marriage stay (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Tue., Dec. 24, 2013

Court Allows Gay Marriages to Continue in Utah (The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post)
Tue., Dec. 24, 2013

Georgia leaders protest federal judicial nominees (Daily Press, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013

Senate's 'nuclear option' won't help clear backlog of Texas judicial vacancies (The Dallas Morning News)
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013

Civil rights leaders slam Obama on judicial picks (The Washington Times)
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013

Settlement Talks Follow Jury Verdict (The National Law Journal)
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013

Judge allows gay marriage in Utah to continue (The Washington Post)
Sun., Dec. 22, 2013

Arkansas judicial candidates caught by Republican Senate blockade (Arkansas Times)
Sat., Dec. 21, 2013

After same-sex marriage ruling, Utah seeks to keep status quo (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Sat., Dec. 21, 2013

Gay marriage catches conservative Utah off guard (The Washington Post, POLITICO)
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013

In Utah, judge's ruling ignites same-sex marriage frenzy (CNN)
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013

'Just a matter of time' before Maine justice confirmed for federal bench (Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel)
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013

Nassau Judge Davis confirmed to federal bench (The Florida Times-Union)
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013

Confirmation checklist for post-nuclear Senate (The Hill)
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013

Senate hearing for SD judge back on track (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013

'Sweet' victory for Herring in AG race (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The News & Advance)
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013

Obama nominates Santa Cruz judge for Ariz. U.S. District Court (The Republic)
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013

Senate hearing for SD judge stalls (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Wed., Dec. 18, 2013

Brown Rudnick Adds Lockyer, Paris Office: Business of Law (FreeNewsPos.com)
Wed., Dec. 18, 2013

Springfield judicial nominee a victim of end-of-year standoff in Congress (Springfield News-Leader)
Tue., Dec. 17, 2013

Polygamy supporters pleased that parts of Utah law are struck down (Los Angeles Times)
Tue., Dec. 17, 2013

U.S. courts in state still await nominees for judges (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Legal Intelligencer)
Mon., Dec. 16, 2013

Federal judge says NSA phone program violates Fourth Amendment (The Washington Times)
Mon., Dec. 16, 2013

Toyota Will Practice Damage Control With Acceleration Lawsuits (Wall St. Cheat Sheet)
Sat., Dec. 14, 2013

Toyota Seeks a Settlement for Sudden Acceleration Cases (The New York Times)
Fri., Dec. 13, 2013

Senate's filibuster rule change opens floodgates for Obama nominees (The Washington Times)
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013

Pa.'s Empty Federal Bench Beyond Help From 'Nuclear Option' (The Legal Intelligencer)
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013

Senate OKs Elizabeth Wolford as federal judge (Democrat and Chronicle)
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013

Watt wins confirmation to lead Fannie, Freddie agency (McClatchy Washington Bureau, The Charlotte Observer, Winston-Salem Journal, The Kansas City Star)
Tue., Dec. 10, 2013

Senate confirms Obama judge following filibuster rule change (The Washington Times)
Tue., Dec. 10, 2013

High court ends LU lawsuit over health law (The [Lynchburg] News & Advance, The Daily Progress)
Tue., Dec. 3, 2013

Stephanie Rose trial will examine judge's treatment of lawyer (Des Moines Register, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Press-Citizen)
Fri., Nov. 29, 2013

J&J May Pay $1 Billion in Medical Costs Under Hip Accord (Bloomberg News, NorthJersey.com)
Wed., Nov. 27, 2013

Obenshain to Seek Recount of A-G Votes (WCVE-FM)
Wed., Nov. 27, 2013

Moritz's nomination going more smoothly than Six's (The Wichita Eagle)
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013

Senate panel approves Yellen nomination to lead Fed (Los Angeles Times)
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013

White House changes tune on judge standoff, backs Senate Dems' filibuster move (The Washington Times)
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013

Will Reid's Maneuver Open a Pandora's Box? (The Wall Street Journal, FreeNewsPos.com)
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013

Senate committee recommends Yellen for Fed chair (USA Today)
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013

Get ready for more mortgage settlements at other banks (Housing Wire)
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013

Michigan, hard-hit Detroit in line to share in $13-billion JP Morgan payout (Detroit Free Press)
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013

Regulators Turn Their Attention to Next Bank Settlements (The Wall Street Journal)
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013

The Good and the Bad of JFK's Judges (U.S. News & World Report)
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013

Farm bill takes aim at state animal welfare laws (San Francisco Chronicle, The Tribune, BakersfieldNow.com)
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013

Who is Creigh Deeds? (CNN)
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013

JPMorgan, Justice Dept. reach $13B settlement (USA Today)
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013

Law professor: Moritz gliding toward confirmation (The Topeka Capital-Journal)
Thu., Nov. 14, 2013

Senate panel backs S.F. nominee for U.S. judgeship (San Francisco Chronicle)
Thu., Nov. 14, 2013

Farm bill comes down to a numbers game - Dairy group warns of costly subsidies - Trans fats a hot target for lawsuits (Politico)
Thu., Nov. 14, 2013

Appeals court refuses to halt class-action lawsuits seeking millions in natural gas royalties (Bristol Herald Courier)
Thu., Nov. 14, 2013

Senate Republicans Block Another Obama Appeals Court Nominee (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Wed., Nov. 13, 2013

US Airways-AMR deal flies past antitrust hurdles (The Financial Times)
Wed., Nov. 13, 2013

US apt to settle case against merger (The Boston Globe)
Wed., Nov. 13, 2013

University of Memphis lawyer Sheryl Lipman heads to federal judicial confirmation hearing (The Commercial Appeal)
Tue., Nov. 12, 2013

U.S. Reaches Preliminary Deal in American-US Airways Merger Lawsuit (The New York Times, News & Observer)
Tue., Nov. 12, 2013

Airline Antitrust Deal Seen Boosting Competition At Airports (NPR)
Tue., Nov. 12, 2013

Johnson & Johnson said to reach $4 billion accord to settle hip-implant claims (Bloomberg News, NJ.com)
Tue., Nov. 12, 2013

GOP blocks Obama court nominee, but parties' confirmation wars aren't new (The Washington Post, The Journal Gazette)
Tue., Nov. 12, 2013

Settlement unlocks US Airways-AMR $11bn deal (The Financial Times)
Tue., Nov. 12, 2013

Bank-fraud appeals face uphill battle (The Virginian-Pilot, FindLaw)
Sun., Nov. 10, 2013

Letters: Justice poorly served (Los Angeles Times)
Sun., Nov. 10, 2013

Jury hits Toyota with $3-million verdict in sudden acceleration death case (FreeNewsPos.com)
Sat., Nov. 9, 2013

Richmond Native And U of R Law School Grad New US Magistrate Judge (WCVE-FM)
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013

Obama nominates Ronnie White to federal judgeship he was once denied (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013

Senate Judiciary Committee is close to filling the 9th Circuit Court (KPCC-FM)
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013

Sen. Burr stalling N.C. judicial appointment (Wilmington StarNews)
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013

Timeline: Toyota Faces More Battles in Liability War (EE Times)
Mon., Nov. 4, 2013

Clerkship-Seeking 2Ls, Start Your Engines (Above the Law)
Mon., Nov. 4, 2013

Washington Notebook: Maine-born judicial nominee snagged by filibuster fight (The Morning Sentinel, Portland Press Herald)
Sun., Nov. 3, 2013

State Supreme Court Reverses Wrongful Death Verdict In Tech Killing Cases (WCVE-FM)
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013

Va. Supreme Court overturns verdict in wrongful death suit against Virginia Tech (The Washington Post)
Thu., Oct. 31, 2013

Timothy Brooks gets Senate committee approval for judgeship (Arkansas Times)
Thu., Oct. 31, 2013

Political Bickering Over Judges Returns to Nation's Capital (The Wall Street Journal)
Wed., Oct. 30, 2013

Texas Attorney General Files Emergency Appeal Of Ruling Against Abortion Restrictions (The Huffington Post, FreeNewsPos.com)
Wed., Oct. 30, 2013

Davis Gets Judge's Help in Texas Fight Over Abortion Limits (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Wed., Oct. 30, 2013

GOP takes aim at Metro East native in D.C. judicial nomination fight (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Wed., Oct. 30, 2013

Judge shortage: Senate should act quickly on appointments (San Jose Mercury News)
Tue., Oct. 29, 2013

Federal appeals court takes no immediate action on Texas challenge of abortion law ruling (The Washington Post, WRIC.com)
Tue., Oct. 29, 2013

Federal judge strikes down key Texas abortion limits (USA Today, The Newark Advocate)
Mon., Oct. 28, 2013

Rand Paul hints at blocking Yellen nomination (USA Today, Daily Record)
Fri., Oct. 25, 2013

Toyota Agrees to Settlement in Fatal Acceleration Crash (The New York Times)
Fri., Oct. 25, 2013

Oklahoma Judge: Settlement Reached in Toyota Case (Philly.com, Moneynews.com)
Fri., Oct. 25, 2013

Jury hits Toyota with $3-million verdict in sudden acceleration death case (Los Angeles Times)
Thu., Oct. 24, 2013

Gay Marriage Takes Off (The Wall Street Journal)
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013

And the endorsement goes to: No one (CNN)
Mon., Oct. 21, 2013

For JPMorgan, ending criminal probe proves impossible for now (Reuters, Business Insider)
Sun., Oct. 20, 2013

Opinion divided on JPMorgan settlement (The Financial Times)
Sun., Oct. 20, 2013

Supreme Court will hear Va. 'straw purchase' gun case (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Fri., Oct. 18, 2013

Judge rules to continue gas royalties class-action lawsuits (Bristol Herald Courier)
Fri., Oct. 18, 2013

Herring considers stab at federal prosecutor post (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013

Inspector General Finds AG's Office Acted Improperly (WCVE-FM)
Wed., Oct. 16, 2013

Supreme Court to hear former Roanoke police officer's case (The Roanoke Times, FindLaw)
Wed., Oct. 16, 2013

Al Libi pleads not guilty in U.S. embassy bombings (McClatchy DC)
Tue., Oct. 15, 2013

Obama nominee Madeline Haikala confirmed by U.S. Senate for Alabama federal judgeship (AL.com)
Mon., Oct. 14, 2013

Federal Courts Could Run Out of Money Next Week (WCVE-FM)
Fri., Oct. 11, 2013

Southwest Virginia landowners file action to learn about gas taken from their land (The Roanoke Times, Bristol Herald Courier, FindLaw)
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013

Lawsuit over mug-shot web sites captures a public records dilemma (The Plain Dealer)
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013

Federal courts in Richmond to remain open into next week (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013

BP Wins Review of Challenged Payouts to Gulf Spill Victims (The Washington Post - Bloomberg, Insurance Journal, The Irish Times)
Thu., Oct. 3, 2013

Legal experts: Ruling a limited BP triumph (San Antonio Express-News, Houston Chronicle)
Thu., Oct. 3, 2013

Harris Teeter shareholders approve sale to Kroger (The Charlotte Observer)
Thu., Oct. 3, 2013

Southwest Virginia landowners win right to unite in fight for natural gas royalties (The Roanoke Times, Bristol Herald Courier)
Wed., Oct. 2, 2013

High-profile lawyers join local challenge to Virginia gay marriage ban (Daily Press)
Tue., Oct. 1, 2013

Bard, Vaginal-Mesh Makers, Said to Be in Settlement Talks (Bloomberg News, NJ.com)
Mon., Sep. 30, 2013

Second phase of BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill trial begins (Los Angeles Times)
Sun., Sep. 29, 2013

New questions raised about South Carolina federal court nominee (The State, The Kansas City Star, Lexington Herald-Leader, Modesto Bee)
Wed., Sep. 25, 2013

Gazette opinion: Senate should step up and confirm Watters, Morris (Billings Gazette)
Tue., Sep. 24, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz says he speaks for most Americans about stopping Obamacare (The Washington Times)
Tue., Sep. 24, 2013

Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni nominated for federal judgeship by President Barack Obama (The Republican)
Tue., Sep. 24, 2013

U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Bataillon announces retirement plans (The Omaha World Herald)
Mon., Sep. 23, 2013

Cuccinelli team: Aide's emails were not OK'd (The Roanoke Times, Bristol Herald Courier)
Sat., Sep. 21, 2013

Want to be a judge? San Diego has openings (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Sat., Sep. 21, 2013

New ATF chief considered giving up the fight during bruising confirmation process (Star Tribune)
Sat., Sep. 21, 2013

Watters, Morris get Senate Judiciary Committee vote (The Billings Gazette)
Thu., Sep. 19, 2013

Panel advances Obama nominee for federal bench in N.H. to full Senate (Concord Monitor [NH])
Thu., Sep. 19, 2013

Obama nominates 4 Arizonans to fill U.S. District Court vacancies (The Republic)
Thu., Sep. 19, 2013

Maine supreme court Justice Levy nominated to replace Singal on federal bench (Bangor Daily News, The Forecaster)
Thu., Sep. 19, 2013

Republicans Push Back On Obama's D.C. Court Nominees (NPR, New England Public Radio)
Thu., Sep. 19, 2013

Rubio withdraws hold on Nassau judge's nomination to federal judgeship (The Florida Times-Union)
Wed., Sep. 18, 2013

Larry Summers withdraws from Fed consideration (USA Today)
Mon., Sep. 16, 2013

Nation's Judges Appeal to Obama for Help in Budget Fight (The National Law Journal)
Mon., Sep. 16, 2013

Summers withdraws from consideration for Fed job (ClarionLedger.com)
Sun., Sep. 15, 2013

Larry Summers Withdraws Name for Federal Reserve Chairman (National Journal)
Sun., Sep. 15, 2013

Two law firms hired to assist with gifts, chef cases (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Sun., Sep. 15, 2013

VDOT authority to toll argued before Va. high court (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Thu., Sep. 12, 2013

Gov. Robert McDonnell shouldn't stick Va. taxpayers with his legal bills in gifts case (The Washington Post, The Register Citizen)
Wed., Sep. 11, 2013

Considering comprehensive federal judgeships legislation (The Hill)
Tue., Sep. 10, 2013

Kenneth Cuccinelli tries to shake scandal in Virginia with $18,000 donation (The Washington Times)
Tue., Sep. 10, 2013

Virginia high court to get last word on tolls lawsuit (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Virginian-Pilot)
Tue., Sep. 10, 2013

Antitrust trial timing may aid American, US Airways in merger (McClatchy Washington Bureau, Yahoo!7 Finance, The Charleston Gazette, The Charlotte Observer)
Fri., Aug. 30, 2013

Ninth Circuit Nominees Face Uncertain Prospects (The Recorder)
Fri., Aug. 30, 2013

Lawyers: NFL wins by keeping files closed (USA Today)
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013

Virginia Supreme Court to Hear Appeal in Virginia Tech Shootings Suit (WCVE-FM)
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013

Home prices climb 12.1% in June, index shows (Zimbio)
Wed., Aug. 28, 2013

Toyota executive testifies in acceleration case: 'I am not very technical' (Los Angeles Times)
Tue., Aug. 27, 2013

On the Hill: Could new AG policy mean reduced sentence for Bill Jefferson? And filling Scalise-Richmond campaign funds (The Times-Picayune)
Fri., Aug. 23, 2013

US Attorney McBride to Step Down (WCVE-FM)
Fri., Aug. 23, 2013

U.S. prosecutor to step down after 4 years in Eastern District (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Fri., Aug. 23, 2013

U.S. sues Texas over voter ID law, jumps into redistricting fight (The Dallas Morning News)
Thu., Aug. 22, 2013

US sues to block voter ID law in Texas (Lodi News-Sentinel)
Thu., Aug. 22, 2013

Prosecuting Bob McDonnell no slam dunk (Politico)
Mon., Aug. 19, 2013

Cuccinelli's Office Under Investigation Over Gas Royalties Case (WCVE-FM)
Wed., Aug. 14, 2013

Proposed merger of two US giant airlines blocked by antitrust lawsuit (Global Times)
Wed., Aug. 14, 2013

US airlines are 'hyper-competitive', trade group insists (Financial Times)
Wed., Aug. 14, 2013

Challenge to US Airways-American merger sets up legal fight (Charlotte Observer, Ivy Exec)
Tue., Aug. 13, 2013

DoJ sues to block US Airways-AMR merger (Financial Times)
Tue., Aug. 13, 2013

Virginia attorney general's office grows under Ken Cuccinelli (The Roanoke Times, Pharmacy Choice)
Sun., Aug. 11, 2013

Warner, Kaine recommend two candidates for judgeship (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013

Virginia's Senators Recommend Two Richmond Judges For Federal Judgeship (WCVE-FM)
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013

Richmond won't disclose terms of pipefitters settlement (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Wed., Aug. 7, 2013

Senators endorse Lauck and Jenkins for judgeship (The VLW Blog)
Wed., Aug. 7, 2013

Senate must promptly fill Montana judicial vacancies, vote on DC circuit nominees (Missoulian)
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013

Federal Vacancies Persist Despite Pair Of Nominations (The Legal Intelligencer)
Mon., Aug. 5, 2013

Your Math Is Wrong on D.C. Circuit (The Wall Street Journal)
Mon., Aug. 5, 2013

Two lawyers from same firm tapped for federal appeals court (ABA Journal)
Fri., Aug. 2, 2013

President Obama moves to fill the 9th Circuit Court (KPCC-FM)
Fri., Aug. 2, 2013

Brown one vote away from getting federal judgeship (Topix)
Fri., Aug. 2, 2013

Elizabeth Wolford nomination sent to U.S. Senate floor (Democrat and Chronicle, WGRZ.com)
Fri., Aug. 2, 2013

Two lawyers from same California firm nominated for 9th Circuit (Los Angeles Times)
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013

ACLU Will Challenge Virginia's Ban on Gay Marriage Today (WCVE-FM)
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013

Federal suit seeks to permit gay marriage in Virginia (The Washington Post)
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013

Analysis: With Summers fight, Obama values loyalty (USA Today, News-Leader.com)
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013

Court fight looms over Va. ban on gay marriage (The Washington Times)
Wed., Jul. 31, 2013

Senators' support crucial for SC judge nominated to federal bench (The State, The Island Packet)
Sun., Jul. 28, 2013

U.S. hits Texas on voting rights (San Antonio Express-News, El Paso Inc.)
Sun., Jul. 28, 2013

Legal efforts end to remove Isle of Wight supervisor (The Virginian-Pilot)
Sat., Jul. 27, 2013

Halliburton Will Earn What It Takes To Pay Off Gulf Oil Spill Fine In Just 23 Seconds (The Huffington Post)
Fri., Jul. 26, 2013

Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destroying Evidence After Gulf Spill (The New York Times, The Verge, The Week, ProgramBusiness)
Thu., Jul. 25, 2013

Letter: Now, confirm judges (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Wed., Jul. 24, 2013

Democrats may need another showdown over filibuster reform (The Boston Globe)
Tue., Jul. 23, 2013

Georgia secrecy law on execution drugs will have to survive court challenge (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CorrectionsOne.com)
Mon., Jul. 22, 2013

First Va. gubernatorial debate gets sharp and personal between Cuccinelli, McAuliffe (The Washington Times)
Sat., Jul. 20, 2013

McDonnell backers announce legal defense fund (Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Daily Progress)
Sat., Jul. 20, 2013

Investigation Finds Cuccinelli Did Not Break Law by Not Disclosing Gifts (WCVE-FM)
Fri., Jul. 19, 2013

Ethics playing field balanced in Virginia; McAuliffe can swipe Cuccinelli (The Washington Times)
Fri., Jul. 19, 2013

Court Declares Obama's NLRB Recess Appointments Unconstitutional (WCVE-FM)
Thu., Jul. 18, 2013

Richmond-based appeals court rules Obama's recess appointments invalid (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Thu., Jul. 18, 2013

Court deals setback to shipyard nuclear safety union (Daily Press)
Thu., Jul. 18, 2013

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to vote on President Obama's nominee for Alabama federal judgeship (AL.com)
Wed., Jul. 17, 2013

Senate averts 'nuclear option,' but leaves deeper questions unanswered (Christian Science Monitor)
Wed., Jul. 17, 2013

Jimmy Haslam settles fuel rebate shortage lawsuits; preliminary order filed in Arkansas court (The Plain Dealer)
Tue., Jul. 16, 2013

BP Gulf Oil Victims Challenge Economic Damages Claim Settlements (Insurance Journal)
Tue., Jul. 16, 2013

Judges Shielded From 'Nuclear Option,' Reid Says (HispanicBusiness.com)
Mon., Jul. 15, 2013

Texas Abortion Backers Mull Options (The Wall Street Journal)
Sun., Jul. 14, 2013

Once a villain, BP plays the victim in claims challenge (George Talbot) (AL.com)
Sun., Jul. 14, 2013

Hampton city attorney applies for federal bench (Daily Press)
Sun., Jul. 14, 2013

Proceedings: Highlights From the Law Blog (The Wall Street Journal)
Sun., Jul. 14, 2013

Democrats, activists plan challenges to Texas abortion bill (Los Angeles Times)
Sat., Jul. 13, 2013

Appeals court rejects lawsuit over health care law (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Fri., Jul. 12, 2013

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Health Law's Employer Mandate (Kaiser Health News)
Fri., Jul. 12, 2013

Appeals Court Upholds Obamacare's Employer Mandate (The Wall Street Journal)
Thu., Jul. 11, 2013

Senate unanimously approves Phillips for federal judgeship (Billings Gazette)
Tue., Jul. 9, 2013

Dorsey survives whiff of scandal to become federal judge in Nevada (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Tue., Jul. 9, 2013

Richmond Judge Hears Motion to Dismiss Charges Against Former Executive Mansion Chef (WCVE-FM)
Tue., Jul. 9, 2013

BP Appealing Claim Process (WWNO-FM)
Tue., Jul. 9, 2013

Cuccinelli unworried by legal probes of Va. governor (The Washington Times)
Mon., Jul. 8, 2013

U.S. Senate sets vote on AG's judge confirmation (Wyoming Tribune Eagle)
Mon., Jul. 8, 2013

Senate approves Wyoming AG Phillips for Appeals Court position (Casper Star-Tribune)
Mon., Jul. 8, 2013

Confirming Phillips for the Tenth Circuit (Casper Star-Tribune)
Sun., Jul. 7, 2013

Independent investigation of Gov. McDonnell needed (The Washington Post)
Fri., Jul. 5, 2013

Heller passes on breakfasts with Reid (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Mon., Jul. 1, 2013

Amendment to immigration bill could add new judges in California (Daily Journal)
Mon., Jul. 1, 2013

Both sides say Kennedy opinion on gay marriage could doom state laws (The Hill)
Sun., Jun. 30, 2013

California gay couples revel in marriage rights (The Washington Times)
Sun., Jun. 30, 2013

Proceedings (The Wall Street Journal)
Sun., Jun. 30, 2013

Oversight panel says Lerner waived rights, should testify before Congress (USA Today, Port Clinton News Herald)
Sat., Jun. 29, 2013

Democrats Accuse Rep. Darrell Issa of McCarthyism During Panel Vote on Lerner (U.S. News & World Report)
Fri., Jun. 28, 2013

U.S. Senate schedules vote on Wyoming AG's nomination for Tenth U.S. District Court (Casper Star-Tribune)
Fri., Jun. 28, 2013

Ban on same-sex unions will stand in Virginia (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Thu., Jun. 27, 2013

Supreme Court Skips State Gay Marriage Cases (U.S. News & World Report)
Thu., Jun. 27, 2013

Supreme Court Extends Federal Benefits To Same Sex Couples Legally Married (WCVE-FM)
Thu., Jun. 27, 2013

The Friday Federal Law Clerk Hiring Frenzy (The National Law Journal)
Thu., Jun. 27, 2013

Virginia No Longer Under Voting Rights Preclearance Provision (WCVE-FM)
Wed., Jun. 26, 2013

Same-sex marriage rulings highlight split in Va. governor's race, don't change state law (The Washington Post)
Wed., Jun. 26, 2013

Va. governor McDonnell: State in limbo on voting-law changes (The Washington Post)
Tue., Jun. 25, 2013

Virginians on Both Sides Praise Ruling on Admissions (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Tue., Jun. 25, 2013

Supreme Court knocks out part of Voting Rights Act; Voter ID now the law in Texas, AG says (Capitol Confidential, Seattlepi.com)
Tue., Jun. 25, 2013

Appeals Court Reinstates Lawsuit of USS Cole Families Against Sudan (WCVE-FM)
Fri., Jun. 21, 2013

Obama to nominate prosecutor to fill judicial vacancy in Eastern NC (News & Observer)
Fri., Jun. 21, 2013

Holly Herman: Verdict is that Judge Schmehl is a good fit (Reading Eagle)
Thu., Jun. 20, 2013

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions: President Obama's nominee for open federal bench in Alabama a very good choice (AL.com)
Wed., Jun. 19, 2013

Supreme Court Rules on Richmond Court Case (WCVE-FM)
Tue., Jun. 18, 2013

Pew Reports Media Bias on Marriage Debate (National Catholic Register)
Mon., Jun. 17, 2013

Court watchers: Opinion shift on gay marriage hard for justices to ignore (The Hill, Legal Monitor Worldwide)
Sun., Jun. 16, 2013

Candidates line up to fill federal judgeship (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Sat., Jun. 15, 2013

Fill the Kansas Tenth Circuit vacancy (The Kansas City Star)
Fri., Jun. 14, 2013

Senate Confirms Two Fed. Judges for Eastern District (The Legal Intelligencer)
Fri., Jun. 14, 2013

Minnesota's B. Todd Jones is an explosive choice to lead ATF (Star Tribune)
Mon., Jun. 10, 2013

Fill the D.C. Circuit court (Los Angeles Times)
Fri., Jun. 7, 2013

Law professor says Obama making a statement with three D.C. Circuit nominations (Legal Newsline Legal Journal, Legal Monitor Worldwide)
Wed., Jun. 5, 2013

Obama to Republicans: Vote on My District Court Judges (U.S. News & World Report)
Tue., Jun. 4, 2013

Analysis: Obama poised to make mark on the judiciary (USA Today)
Tue., Jun. 4, 2013

President Obama: Court push is about process, not politics (Politico)
Tue., Jun. 4, 2013

With three nominations to D.C. Circuit court, Obama gets aggressive (The Christian Science Monitor, Yahoo! News)
Tue., Jun. 4, 2013

Is Barack Obama trying to 'pack' the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals? (Politifact.com)
Tue., Jun. 4, 2013

Nomination delays hurting courts, federal judge says (The Advocate)
Mon., Jun. 3, 2013

Confirmation of Nassau County judge held up by Sen. Marco Rubio (The Florida Times-Union)
Sun., Jun. 2, 2013

Republicans prepare to clash with Obama over court 'packing' (Washington Times)
Tue., May. 28, 2013

Sen. Reid Threatens Nuclear Option To Confirm Nominees (NPR)
Tue., May. 28, 2013

Obama nominates Watters, Morris for federal bench (The Billings Gazette)
Thu., May. 23, 2013

Bench partisanship on judges (The Omaha World Herald)
Thu., May. 23, 2013

Supreme Court to Tackle Prayer at Government Meetings (WCVE-FM)
Wed., May. 22, 2013

Senate confirms Kiel native to Fla. court (Gannett Washington Bureau, Sheboygan Press)
Tue., May. 21, 2013

Senate confirms Chappell as judge (News-Press)
Mon., May. 20, 2013

PFIZER INC: Insurers Improperly Denied Class Action Status (Class Action Reporter)
Mon., May. 20, 2013

For Next Big Religion Case, High Court Goes to Greece (The Wall Street Journal Law Blog)
Mon., May. 20, 2013

Observers predict quick confirmation for Debra Brown to federal bench (Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Clarion-Ledger)
Sat., May. 18, 2013

Mississippi briefs (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
Sat., May. 18, 2013

White House nominates Elizabeth Wolford to federal judgeship (Democrat and Chronicle)
Thu., May. 16, 2013

Senate Panels Approve Perez, McCarthy Nominations (U.S. News & World Report)
Thu., May. 16, 2013

Senate panel supports Dorsey judicial nomination; Heller opposes (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Thu., May. 16, 2013

Second court invalidates Obama recess appointment (ABC News, Businessweek, NPR, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Kansas City Star)
Thu., May. 16, 2013

Governor's Chef Trial Set for Three Weeks Before Election (WCVE-FM)
Wed., May. 15, 2013

After nearly a year in limbo, Northern District nominee set to join federal bench (Daily Journal)
Mon., May. 13, 2013

Shelly Dick confirmed to U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge (The Advocate)
Fri., May. 10, 2013

Path Cleared for Vote on Orrick Bench Nomination (The Recorder)
Fri., May. 10, 2013

Shelly Dick finally scheduled for Senate vote -- 13 months after judicial nomination (The Times-Picayune)
Thu., May. 9, 2013

Federal judicial nominee unaware law partners contributed to Senate Majority PAC (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Tue., May. 7, 2013

Cuccinelli's Star: Lawyers to Take Case Pro Bono (Style Weekly)
Tue., May. 7, 2013

Cuccinelli Recused from Executive Mansion Embezzlement Case (WCVE-FM)
Fri., May. 3, 2013

District Judge Cebull to serve last day (Great Falls Tribune)
Thu., May. 2, 2013

US Supreme Court Says Virginia's FOI Act Provisions Can Favor Residents (WCVE-FM)
Tue., Apr. 30, 2013

Obama taps Charlotte mayor to head Transportation (USA Today, Federal Times)
Mon., Apr. 29, 2013

Va.'s first African-American federal judge to semi-retire next year (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Mon., Apr. 29, 2013

Morning Memo: Pray-in targets lawmakers, Foxx to join Obama administration (Raleigh News & Observer)
Mon., Apr. 29, 2013

Nominee's Nevada law firm gives $150K to Harry Reid-backed PAC (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Sun., Apr. 28, 2013

Kyanite mining case going to Virginia Supreme Court (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Sat., Apr. 27, 2013

Judicial nominee's law firm gives $150,000 to PAC linked to Harry Reid (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Fri., Apr. 26, 2013

U.S. Senate confirms Jane Kelly to 8th Circuit Court of Appeals (The Gazette [IA], KCRG.com)
Wed., Apr. 24, 2013

Max Baucus will continue to be health care law's driving force (Politico)
Wed., Apr. 24, 2013

Montana's political clout diminishes with Baucus retirement (Billings Gazette)
Wed., Apr. 24, 2013

New dean of SLU law school sets course for future (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Mon., Apr. 22, 2013

Somehow, This Subhead Makes Sense (The Hotline)
Mon., Apr. 22, 2013

Cuccinelli sees no need to investigate his own possible conflict (The Washington Examiner)
Sat., Apr. 20, 2013

Federal public defender in Roanoke to reduce staff hours as result of budget cuts (The Roanoke Times)
Wed., Apr. 17, 2013

'Filibuser wars' must come to an end (Des Moines Register)
Tue., Apr. 16, 2013

Senate approves another federal judge for LA: Beverly Reid O'Connell (KPCC-FM)
Mon., Apr. 15, 2013

Obama's top judicial nominee wins Republicans' praise (USA Today)
Thu., Apr. 11, 2013

Senate confirms Judge Patty Shwartz to federal appeals post (Herald News [NJ], The Record [NJ])
Tue., Apr. 9, 2013

Pfizer Neurontin Class Improperly Denied, Court Says (BusinessWeek)
Thu., Apr. 4, 2013

Judge who sent racist email about Obama to fully retire May 3 (Great Falls Tribune)
Thu., Apr. 4, 2013

Montana judge who slurred Obama quits the bench (The National Law Journal)
Wed., Apr. 3, 2013

Cebull set to retire May 3 as misconduct investigation concludes (Billings Gazette)
Wed., Apr. 3, 2013

Judicial wars must cease (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Tue., Apr. 2, 2013

Obama falls behind on key federal court; faltering nominations set a dubious record (The Washington Times)
Tue., Apr. 2, 2013

Virginia transportation plans expected to survive veto session (The Washington Times)
Tue., Apr. 2, 2013

Virginia's Ban On Gay Marriage May Not Be Affected By US Supreme Court Outcome (WCVE-FM)
Wed., Mar. 27, 2013

Michigan affirmative action ban back in national spotlight (Detroit Free Press, The Pioneer [MI], Politisite)
Tue., Mar. 26, 2013

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell controls GOP fire (The Washington Times)
Tue., Mar. 26, 2013

Same-sex marriage debate goes to high court tomorrow (The Boston Globe)
Mon., Mar. 25, 2013

Lawyers spar in appeals court; Shipyard union's fate comes later (Daily Press, Individual.com)
Sat., Mar. 23, 2013

Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Law on Gun Carry Permits (WCVE-FM)
Fri., Mar. 22, 2013

Senate Judiciary Committee approves nomination of Jane Kelly as next 8th Circuit appeals judge (The Gazette [IA])
Fri., Mar. 22, 2013

Obama withdraws appeals court pick (The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Star Tribune)
Fri., Mar. 22, 2013

Tax suit raises conflict questions for Cuccinelli (POLITICO, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bristol Herald Courier [VA])
Fri., Mar. 22, 2013

Federal appeals court restores Maryland's concealed carry law (The Washington Times)
Thu., Mar. 21, 2013

T.J. Lane's 'Killer' T-shirt stirs debate over defendants' statements in court (Cleveland Live)
Wed., Mar. 20, 2013

New York cigarette ban: Can it succeed where soda ban failed? (The Christian Science Monitor)
Tue., Mar. 19, 2013

Wyoming U.S. senators support attorney general for U.S. appellate court (Casper Star-Tribune [WY], The Billings Gazette)
Tue., Mar. 19, 2013

Obama nominates Justice official from Buffalo area to top Labor slot (The Buffalo News, NY Daily News)
Mon., Mar. 18, 2013

Obama nominates Justice official to top Labor slot (Las Vegas Sun)
Mon., Mar. 18, 2013

Obama picks Perez to lead U.S. Labor Department (The Baltimore Sun)
Mon., Mar. 18, 2013

New Anti-Tobacco Push (The Wall Street Journal)
Mon., Mar. 18, 2013

Delays over judicial nominees hold us all back (The Boston Globe)
Sun., Mar. 17, 2013

Move quickly to fill Circuit Court openings (The Wichita Eagle)
Sun., Mar. 17, 2013

Judicial vacancies still a problem for Texas federal courts (Star-Telegram)
Thu., Mar. 14, 2013

Holly Herman: Berks judges' bench not so deep (Reading [PA] Eagle)
Thu., Mar. 14, 2013

Swing and a Miss (National Journal)
Wed., Mar. 13, 2013

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling won't make independent bid for Virginia governor (The Washington Times)
Tue., Mar. 12, 2013

Reid must recommend consensus candidates (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Tue., Mar. 12, 2013

Morris, Watters picked for federal judgeships (Great Falls Tribune)
Tue., Mar. 12, 2013

Lingering vacancies burden justice system; nominations lag, cases grow (The Washington Times)
Mon., Mar. 11, 2013

2 for federal judgeships announced (The Billings Gazette)
Mon., Mar. 11, 2013

Appellate vacancies must be filled by Senate (The Hill)
Mon., Mar. 11, 2013

As Obama, Senate collide, courts caught short (The Boston Globe)
Sun., Mar. 10, 2013

Chappell nomination forwarded to the full Senate for approval (News-Press)
Fri., Mar. 8, 2013

Yearlong federal judge courtship ends for Cadish (Las Vegas Review Journal)
Fri., Mar. 8, 2013

Sloviter, Former Chief Judge of Third Circuit, Is Set to Step Down (The Legal Intelligencer)
Fri., Mar. 8, 2013

Berks judge step closer to federal bench (Reading Eagle)
Fri., Mar. 8, 2013

BP Could Still Settle Civil Case (WWNO-FM)
Thu., Mar. 7, 2013

GOP filibuster blocks key Obama judicial nominee (The Washington Times)
Wed., Mar. 6, 2013

Senate vote will reignite battles over judiciary nominees (How Appealing blog)
Wed., Mar. 6, 2013

3rd UPDATE: ConAgra, Cargill, CHS to Form Flour-Milling Venture (The Wall Street Journal)
Tue., Mar. 5, 2013

Senate should move quickly to fill vacancies on D.C. Circuit (The Hill)
Tue., Mar. 5, 2013

Senate vote will reignite battles over judiciary nominees (The Washington Times)
Tue., Mar. 5, 2013

BP oil spill settlement window may be closing (Marketplace)
Mon., Mar. 4, 2013

Federal judges from Montana, Ohio help state (CT Post, Stamford Advocate)
Sun., Mar. 3, 2013

Non-jury trial may favor BP in Gulf oil spill case (AL.com)
Sat., Mar. 2, 2013

89 vacant judgeships create emergencies (San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News)
Sat., Mar. 2, 2013

Vacancies, backlogs plague federal judiciary (Houston Chronicle)
Fri., Mar. 1, 2013

A Republican senator's comment suggests Orrick will become a Northern District judge soon (Daily Journal)
Fri., Mar. 1, 2013

Senate committee OKs Shelly Dick nomination to U.S. District Court (The Advocate)
Fri., Mar. 1, 2013

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Voting Rights Act Provision (WCVE-FM)
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013

Roanoke Valley Judge Doherty puts pen down (The Roanoke Times)
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013

BP trial a 'bloodbath' that company must stop, say legal experts (AL.com)
Wed., Feb. 27, 2013

Judiciary committee hearing goes smoothly for judge nominee Kelly (The Gazette)
Wed., Feb. 27, 2013

Senate Hearing on Jane Kelly's Court of Appeals Nomination (KCRG.com)
Mon., Feb. 25, 2013

Cape resident takes over as federal judge after long wait (Sentry [ME] Mainely Media)
Fri., Feb. 22, 2013

Toomey, Casey cooperation lauded (Erie Times-News [PA])
Thu., Feb. 21, 2013

Former peanut company execs indicted in 2009 recall (Los Angeles Times, Orlando Sentinel)
Thu., Feb. 21, 2013

Charges Filed in Peanut Salmonella Case (The New York Times)
Thu., Feb. 21, 2013

Senate hearing set for Jane Kelly's court of appeals nomination (The Gazette [IA])
Wed., Feb. 20, 2013

Uranium battle being fought over radio airwaves (Richmond Times-Dispatch, Danville Register & Bee)
Tue., Feb. 19, 2013

10th Circuit Court up to three open seats (The Wichita Eagle Editorial Department Blog)
Mon., Feb. 18, 2013

Collins can take lead on judicial nomination backlog (Bangor Daily News)
Sun., Feb. 17, 2013

State high court rejects appeal of dissolution of family's kyanite company (Richmond Times-Dispatch, Daily Progress [Charlottesville, VA])
Sun., Feb. 17, 2013

Not enough judges, not enough justice (San Francisco Chronicle)
Fri., Feb. 15, 2013

Now Hiring: A Few Good Judges (The American Prospect)
Fri., Feb. 15, 2013

Senate Judiciary approves nomination of Judge Patty Shwartz to high-ranking federal appeals court (The Star-Ledger)
Fri., Feb. 15, 2013

Vote on judge likely in two weeks (The Advocate)
Fri., Feb. 15, 2013

Senate committee approves another federal judge for Los Angeles (KPCC-FM)
Thu., Feb. 14, 2013

Senate committee approves nominee Raymond Moore for U.S. District Court opening in Denver (The Denver Post)
Thu., Feb. 14, 2013

Filling the Tenth Circuit vacancies (The Hill)
Thu., Feb. 14, 2013

Judiciary Commiteee delays vote on Shelly Dick, but her nomination still on track (The Times-Picayune)
Thu., Feb. 14, 2013

Is the 4th Circuit veering back to the center? (NC Policy Watch)
Wed., Feb. 13, 2013

Maine lawyer William Kayatta Jr. confirmed as federal judge (Bangor Daily News)
Wed., Feb. 13, 2013

Judge nominee to get vote (The Advocate)
Wed., Feb. 13, 2013

Tech Case Before Virginia Supreme Court Panel Today (WCVE-FM)
Tue., Feb. 12, 2013

Senator Landrieu Names U.S. Attorney Nominee (WWNO-FM)
Mon., Feb. 11, 2013

U.S. Attorney candidate Ken Polite brings youth, experience, backers say (The Times-Picayune)
Fri., Feb. 8, 2013

Federal Circuit Judicial Watch (PatentlyO)
Thu., Feb. 7, 2013

6 on short list for possible nomination for 2 federal judgeships in Montana (Billings Gazette, Helena Independent Record, The Montana Standard, and The Missoulian)
Tue., Feb. 5, 2013

Senators must put aside partisanship and confirm Jane Kelly (Des Moines Register, Des Moines Register Juice, and Altoona Herald-Index)
Sat., Feb. 2, 2013

Jones pick as ATF chief is in deeper trouble (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Sat., Feb. 2, 2013

Court vacancies (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Sat., Feb. 2, 2013

Obama nominates Wyoming attorney general for federal appeals court (Casper Star Tribune)
Fri., Feb. 1, 2013

Filling the Northern District of Georgia vacancies (The Hill)
Fri., Feb. 1, 2013

Law prof calls for action on judicial vacancies (ATLaw)
Fri., Feb. 1, 2013

Pfizer disputes suit claiming Zoloft doesn't work (San Francisco Chronicle)
Fri., Feb. 1, 2013

Colleagues say Jane Kelly will be ideal appeals court judge (The Gazette [IA])
Fri., Feb. 1, 2013

Freeeeeedoooooooommmmm!!! (National Journal Hotline)
Fri., Feb. 1, 2013

Bolling, again bucking party, says states should expand Medicaid (Daily Press)
Fri., Feb. 1, 2013

Republican Bolling makes case for expanding Medicaid in Va. (The Washington Post)
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013

Mainer's nomination to be federal judge delayed again (The Morning Sentinel, Kennebec Journal, and Portland Press Herald)
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013

Georgia's Eleventh Circuit judicial openings need filling (McClatchy Newspapers, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Kansas City Star, and The Sacramento Bee)
Tue., Jan. 29, 2013

Why is it legal to carry a rifle while shopping? (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Tue., Jan. 29, 2013

For Kaine, a new office but a familiar role as conciliator (The Roanoke Times)
Sun., Jan. 27, 2013

D.C. appeals court ruling could affect shipyard union dispute (Daily Press and Individual.com)
Sat., Jan. 26, 2013

Let's get judicial seat filled (StarNews [Wilmington, NC])
Sat., Jan. 26, 2013

Appeals court strikes down Obama's recess appointments (The Plain Dealer)
Fri., Jan. 25, 2013

U.S. judicial appointments too slow in coming (Austin [TX] American-Statesman)
Fri., Jan. 25, 2013

Obama appointments 'unconstitutional' (Salon.com, The Sacramento Bee, and Advance-News [Ogdensburg, NY])
Fri., Jan. 25, 2013

Appeals court panel rules Obama recess appointments to labor board are unconstitutional (The Washington Post)
Fri., Jan. 25, 2013

Obama short of judges for his liberal agenda (The Washington Times)
Thu., Jan. 24, 2013

Rallies in Harrisburg feature both sides of gun debate (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Wed., Jan. 23, 2013

Congress and Obama need to fill California judicial vacancies (San Jose Mercury News)
Wed., Jan. 23, 2013

Glaxo Accord Said to Spur Lawyer Fight Over Fees (Bloomberg)
Sat., Jan. 19, 2013

Too much advice and too little consent (The Record)
Fri., Jan. 18, 2013

Fill the benches (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Fri., Jan. 18, 2013

Filling the Third Circuit judicial opening (McClatchy Newspapers, The State, Star-Telegram, The Kansas City Star, and The Sacramento Bee)
Fri., Jan. 18, 2013

Lawyers fight over split of $143M in fees for GSK Avandia settlement (WRAL Tech Wire)
Fri., Jan. 18, 2013

Toyota sanctions waiver might explain purported settlement (The National Law Journal)
Thu., Jan. 17, 2013

Gregoire named as possible replacement for outgoing Interior chief (Tri-City Herald)
Thu., Jan. 17, 2013

President: Shootings violate U.S. freedoms (The Washington Times)
Wed., Jan. 16, 2013

Toyota settles bellwether wrongful death case (The National Law Journal)
Wed., Jan. 16, 2013

Salazar leaves legacy of drilling expansion, moratorium (McClatchy Washington Bureau, The Sacramento Bee, NewsObserver.com, and Anchorage Daily News)
Wed., Jan. 16, 2013

Attorneys Fight to Stop Execution of Man Who Says He Wants to Die (WCVE-FM)
Wed., Jan. 16, 2013

Gleason set for execution by electric chair tonight (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Wed., Jan. 16, 2013

House of Delegates Set to Vote on Gay Judge (WCVE-FM)
Tue., Jan. 15, 2013

Race, poltics keep judge's seat empty for 7 years (Star News Online)
Sat., Jan. 12, 2013

Filling court vacancies, slowly (Los Angeles Times)
Wed., Jan. 9, 2013

Filled federal judgeships (Star-Telegram)
Tue., Jan. 8, 2013

Circuit court confirmations an imperative (The National Law Journal)
Tue., Jan. 8, 2013

Obama set to alter Utah's judicial landscape (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Mon., Jan. 7, 2013

Senate needs urgency filling judicial vacancies (The Times Leader [Wilkes-Barre, PA])
Sat., Jan. 5, 2013

$1.4 Billion Transocean Settlement May Set New Legal Standard (WWNO-FM)
Fri., Jan. 4, 2013

Obama re-nominates two to fill district court vacancies (Florida Today)
Fri., Jan. 4, 2013

Sen. Tim Kaine as conciliator (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Fri., Jan. 4, 2013

Judicial vacancies are undermining justice (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Fri., Jan. 4, 2013

Let Senate vote on Obama's nominee for Nevada court (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Fri., Jan. 4, 2013

Obama renominates Pryor to federal bench (The Atlanta Journal And Constitution)
Thu., Jan. 3, 2013

Internet Defamation Case Raises First Amendment Concerns (WCVE-FM)
Thu., Jan. 3, 2013

President renominates three Nevadans for federal judgeships (The Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Thu., Jan. 3, 2013

District courts: Jurist put up again for seat (News-Press)
Thu., Jan. 3, 2013

Obama re-nominates Nassau judge Brian Davis for seat on the federal bench (The Florida Times-Union)
Thu., Jan. 3, 2013

President Obama renominates Shelly Dick for federal court in Baton Rouge (The Times-Picayune)
Thu., Jan. 3, 2013

Filling the Northern District of California vacancies (The Hill)
Wed., Jan. 2, 2013

Senate should not wait any longer to confirm nominees for the US Middle District of Florida (News-Press)
Wed., Jan. 2, 2013

Senators should be helpful in filling Kansas seat on 10th Circuit (The Wichita Eagle)
Wed., Jan. 2, 2013

End confirmation wars for good of the nation (Democrat and Chronicle)
Mon., Dec. 31, 2012

Another Voice: Senate Republicans must act to approve judicial nominees (The Buffalo [NY] News)
Mon., Dec. 31, 2012

Obama has four spots to fill on 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (Tulsa World, The Oklahoman, The Topeka Capital-Journal, and The Pueblo Chieftain)
Mon., Dec. 31, 2012

The GOP is to blame for court vacancies (The Washington Post)
Sun., Dec. 30, 2012

William Baer Confirmed as Justice Department Antitrust Chief (The New York Times)
Sun., Dec. 30, 2012

Filling the Texas Federal Court openings (McClatchy Newspapers, Star-Telegram, The Kansas City Star, and Sacramento Bee)
Sat., Dec. 29, 2012

Federal Judge To Rule On Cigarette Warning Displays at Retailers (WCVE-FM)
Thu., Dec. 27, 2012

Build on teamwork (Times-Tribune [PA])
Thu., Dec. 27, 2012

Baucus enlists panel's help in seeking judicial nominees (Great Falls Tribune)
Thu., Dec. 27, 2012

Nassau judge Brian Davis won't get a federal judgeship in 2012 (The Florida Times-Union)
Thu., Dec. 27, 2012

Obama could reshape 5th Circuit during 2nd term (The Denver Post, Houston Chronicle, Sun Herald, and Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)
Wed., Dec. 26, 2012

Toyota's recalls over safety defects will cost it more than $1 billion (Star Tribune)
Wed., Dec. 26, 2012

Toyota to pay customers up to $1.4 billion total to settle unintended-acceleration claims (Detroit Free Press)
Wed., Dec. 26, 2012

Toyota Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Tied to Accelerations (The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times)
Wed., Dec. 26, 2012

Toyota to pay big to settle suits (Los Angeles Times)
Wed., Dec. 26, 2012

Baucus names judicial search committee (The Billings Gazette)
Wed., Dec. 26, 2012

Senate OKs Jon Tigar for federal court (San Francisco Chronicle)
Mon., Dec. 24, 2012

Senate should fill Nevada federal court vacancies swiftly (The Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Sun., Dec. 23, 2012

Senate must confirm judicial nominees (The Denver Post)
Sun., Dec. 23, 2012

Fill the bench (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Sun., Dec. 23, 2012

Past time (Tulsa World)
Sun., Dec. 23, 2012

Federal Judicial Nominees (The New York Times)
Fri., Dec. 21, 2012

Some unfinished work remains on judicial vacancies (The Hill)
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012

Judge Shwartz deserves Senate confirmation vote, finally (The Star-Ledger)
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012

Senate approves another federal judge for LA (KPCC-FM)
Mon., Dec. 17, 2012

Past time to confirm Mainer for First Circuit (Providence Journal)
Mon., Dec. 17, 2012

Fill judicial vacancies (The Philadelphia Daily News)
Fri., Dec. 14, 2012

Time to fill the Western District of New York bench (McClatchy Newspapers, Star-Telegram, The Kansas City Star, and Sacramento Bee)
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012

Susan Rice withdraws from consideration for secretary of state (The Boston Globe)
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012

Court upholds bribery conviction of former Del. Phillip Hamilton (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012

Senate confirms two to federal bench in New York (Reuters)
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012

La. judge nominee goes before panel (The Advocate)
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012

Lag on Kayatta nomination calls for immediate Senate action (Portland Press Herald)
Wed., Dec. 12, 2012

Riverside gets a second federal judge; Jesus Bernal confirmed by Senate to district court (KPCC-FM)
Tue., Dec. 11, 2012

Senate should act on judicial openings in Central District of California (The Hill)
Tue., Dec. 11, 2012

Boehringer Sued by Hundreds Over Bleeding Tied to Pradaxa (Bloomberg Businessweek and VOXXI)
Tue., Dec. 11, 2012

SENATE: Bernal confirmed to fill Riverside federal judge vacancy (The Press-Enterprise)
Tue., Dec. 11, 2012

Landrieu expected to name three candidates to replace Jim Letten in 4 to 6 weeks (The Times-Picayune)
Tue., Dec. 11, 2012

Obama, Senate must fill judicial vacancies (Miami Herald, Congressional Record)
Mon., Dec. 10, 2012

Senate must vote on nominees (The Advocate)
Sun., Dec. 9, 2012

Judge Frank Geraci Jr. awaits Senate confirmations (Democrat and Chronicle)
Sun., Dec. 9, 2012

More skirmishes over 'confirmation wars' (Des Moines Register)
Sun., Dec. 9, 2012

Dems started 'confirmation wars' (Des Moines Register)
Sun., Dec. 9, 2012

Judge vacancies on horizon: Shortage on federal bench looms as appointees take senior status (Great Falls Tribune)
Sun., Dec. 9, 2012

Filling the First Circuit vacancy (The Boston Globe)
Fri., Dec. 7, 2012

Walker confirmed as U.S. District Judge (Tallahassee.com)
Fri., Dec. 7, 2012

Senate Rules Should Require Votes On Judges (The Hartford Courant)
Fri., Dec. 7, 2012

Time to fill Middle District of Pennsylvania judicial vacancies (McClatchy Newspapers, Star-Telegram and The Kansas City Star)
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012

Holly Herman: Obama's moves on judges timely (Reading Eagle)
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012

Senate Moving on Stalled Judicial Nominees (The BLT: The Blog of the Legal Times)
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012

Terrence Berg appointed a U.S. District Court judge (Detroit Free Press)
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012

Senate should confirm judicial nominees (The Patriot-News)
Wed., Dec. 5, 2012

Senate should advise and consent to pending judicial nominations (The Hill)
Wed., Dec. 5, 2012

Senator Grassley and federal judicial selection (The National Law Journal)
Tue., Dec. 4, 2012

Iowa View: Obama can quell confirmation wars (Des Moines Register)
Tue., Dec. 4, 2012

Senate confirms Towson resident Grimm for U.S. District Court judgeship (The Baltimore Sun)
Mon., Dec. 3, 2012

Get on with confirmations so judiciary can dispense justice (The Times-Tribune [Scranton, PA])
Mon., Dec. 3, 2012

Obama to appoint 2 federal judges in Montana in 2013 (Billings Gazette, Ravalli Republic, Missoulian, and San Francisco Chronicle)
Mon., Dec. 3, 2012

What's the hold-up on confirming judges? (Tulsa World)
Sun., Dec. 2, 2012

Federal Judge Ranks Remain Thin In Connecticut (The Hartford Courant)
Sun., Dec. 2, 2012

Senate should act on Oklahoma federal court vacancies (The Hill)
Fri., Nov. 30, 2012

Courts to hear challenges to Obama appointments (Asian Journal)
Fri., Nov. 30, 2012

Courts begin hearing legal challenges to Obama recess appointments (The Washington Post)
Thu., Nov. 29, 2012

Out of governor's race, Bolling still a wild card (The Washington Times)
Thu., Nov. 29, 2012

Courts to hear challenges to Obama appointments (The Columbia Missourian)
Thu., Nov. 29, 2012

Stalling Obama's Power: 83 Judicial Vacancies Awaiting Senate Action (Politic 365)
Wed., Nov. 28, 2012

Obama names a diverse trio of judges to Phila. federal court (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Wed., Nov. 28, 2012

Liberty U. Challenge to Health Care Reform Revived by High Court (WCVE-FM)
Tue., Nov. 27, 2012

Another View: Grassley has chance to quell 'confirmation wars' (Des Moines Register)
Tue., Nov. 27, 2012

SCOTUS orders appeals court to hear Liberty University health care lawsuit (Politico)
Mon., Nov. 26, 2012

Vote on judicial nominees past due (The Washington Times)
Mon., Nov. 26, 2012

Supreme Court refuses William Jefferson's appeal; 13-year prison sentence upheld (The Times-Picayune)
Mon., Nov. 26, 2012

Nassau judge continues to wait for Senate confirmation (The Florida Times-Union)
Fri., Nov. 23, 2012

Conservative 4th Circuit appeals court more moderate under Obama (Richmond Times-Dispatch and Winston-Salem Journal)
Thu., Nov. 22, 2012

Thanksgiving and the federal courts (McClatchy Newspapers, The Sacramento Bee, The Kansas City Star, Star-Telegram, and Belleville News-Democrat)
Wed., Nov. 21, 2012

83 judicial vacancies awaiting Senate action (The Hill)
Tue., Nov. 20, 2012

William Jefferson, Corey Miller should learn Monday if Supreme Court will hear appeals (The Times-Picayune)
Tue., Nov. 20, 2012

4th Circuit shedding conservative reputation (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Mon., Nov. 19, 2012

Time to break logjam of judicial appointments (Detroit Free Press)
Sun., Nov. 18, 2012

The judicial vacancy crisis (Politico)
Fri., Nov. 16, 2012

Obama nominates Los Angeles judge for federal bench in post-election push (San Francisco Daily Journal)
Thu., Nov. 15, 2012

President Obama's re-election clears path for two stalled Bay Area federal judges (San Jose Mercury News and Contra Costa Times)
Tue., Nov. 13, 2012

Nominations Battle Could Resume in Lame Duck (CQ Roll Call)
Tue., Nov. 13, 2012


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