At the end of the day, Obama did pretty well for himself with judicial confirmations compared to other presidents, and to the extent he didn't, it's because he made only 41 nominations for 92 pending vacancies. Goodwin Liu, Louis Butler, and John McConnell were not among the confirmed. [Whelan; Kerr @ Volokh]
- Tennessee: The 'vacancy crisis'
- "Obama's Property Grab"
- Sen. Graham's curious praise for the ABA
- What's at Stake in 2012: The Lower Courts
- What's at Stake in 2012: The Supreme Court
- NY Times partisan hackery department: filibuster division
- Reuters fact check
- Rejection of D.C. Circuit nominee may shift judicial nomination practices
- ABA opposes substantial number of Obama Administration's potential judicial nominees
- Around the web, July 29
- Senate Blocks Goodwin Liu Nomination to 9th Circuit
- Goodwin Liu, How Harsh to Criticize this 'Brilliant Young Man'
- Sen. Lamar Alexander on judicial confirmations, Jack McConnell
- Senate invokes cloture, confirms Jack McConnell to federal bench
- Sens. Cornyn, Leahy on judicial nomination of Jack McConnell