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Venezuela March 27, 2014
Dianne Feinstein, D-CA
"As we all know, the overwhelming practice of administrations and Senates of both parties has been to retain each State’s representation on its respective circuit. Just look at the makeup of the circuits represented by the members of the Judiciary Committee. Both Iowans on the Eighth Circuit occupy Iowa seats. Three Alabamians on the Eleventh Circuit occupy Alabama seats. All of the Texas judges on the Fifth Circuit, who are not the first occupants of their seats, were preceded by Texans. The Senate recently confirmed Carolyn McHugh to the Tenth Circuit. Judge McHugh was strongly supported by Senators Hatch and Lee, and she replaced Michael Murphy, who had been a Utah nominee."
Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act January 13, 2014
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"On a per-active-judge basis, the DC Circuit now has 111 total appeals filed per active judge. The national average is over three times higher, at 377. The busiest court, the Eleventh Circuit, comes in at over seven times higher than the DC Circuit, at 796. In other words, a Federal appellate judge sitting in Florida has a workload seven times heavier than the circuit judge sitting here in DC."
Executive Session November 21, 2013
Jeff Sessions, R-AL
"I would just say that what has happened so far is that we have confirmed over 200 of President Obama’s judges. Only two have been blocked. They have brought forth at this time three judges for the DC Circuit, the District of Columbia Circuit, the Federal Circuit. They are not needed. This country is financially broke. Even with the vacancies on the court today, with the 8 judges they have, their average caseload per active judge is 149. The average caseload for all the judges in all of the circuits around the country is 383, almost 3 times, more than twice. My circuit, the Eleventh Circuit, the average caseload per judge is 778. They say they are not asking for more judges; they have been able to maintain that caseload."
National Defense Authorization Act November 21, 2013
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"Senate Republicans have obstructed and delayed nearly every circuit court nominee of this President, filibustering 14 of them. They abused the Senate’s practices and procedures to delay confirmation of Judge Albert Diaz of North Carolina to the Fourth Circuit for 11 months, before he was confirmed by voice vote. They delayed confirmation of Judge Jane Stranch of Tennessee to the Sixth Circuit for 10 months before she was confirmed 71 to 21. Senate Republicans used procedural tactics to delay for months the Senate confirmation of nominations with the strong support of Republican home State Senators—including Judge Scott Matheson of Utah to the Tenth Circuit; Judge James Wynn, Jr. of North Carolina to the Fourth Circuit; Judge Henry Floyd of South Carolina to the Fourth Circuit; Judge Adalberto Jordan of Florida to the Eleventh Circuit; Judge Beverly Martin of Georgia to the Eleventh Circuit; Judge Mary Murguia of Arizona to the Ninth Circuit; Judge Bernice Donald of Tennessee to the Sixth Circuit; Judge Thomas Vanaskie of Pennsylvania to the Third Circuit; Judge Andrew Hurwitz of Arizona to the Ninth Circuit; Judge Morgan Christen of Alaska to the Ninth Circuit; and Judge Stephen Higginson of Louisiana to the Fifth Circuit."
Executive Session November 21, 2013
Jeff Sessions, R-AL
"The only reason those judges were blocked, the only reason they did not get a confirmation, was because we did not need them. This country is going broke. There are districts in America that need judges. The DC Circuit does not need more judges. It does not need the eight they have. Yes, they have 3 vacancies, but with the current 8 judges, their average caseload per judge was 149, and they have been continuing to drop. My circuit, the Eleventh Circuit, the Chair would be interested to know, has an average caseload per judge of 740. The next lowest caseload per circuit is twice 149. The average is well above that per circuit. The judges themselves say they do not need anymore judges. They take the whole summer off."

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