ACS President Lauds Action on Circuit Court Nominee

April 9, 2013
ACS President Lauds Action on Circuit Court Nominee
Amanda Simon
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Washington, D.C. –  The Senate voted today to confirm Patty Shwartz to United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Shwartz, a federal magistrate judge in Newark, New Jersey, was nominated to the court 552 days ago and originally reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee 397 days ago.
The following is a statement from American Constitution Society President Caroline Fredrickson:
“We’re pleased that Patty Shwartz’s long wait for a vote is finally over. Unfortunately, Shwartz’s lengthy and frustrating nomination process is all too typical for the president’s judicial nominees, and that must change. While today’s vote is a welcome step forward, the vacancy crisis continues to stifle our judicial system. Filling our benches must become and remain a priority for the Senate so people can have faith in our system to guarantee every American fair and swift justice.”
To speak with Fredrickson, contact Amanda Simon or Jeremy Leaming at [email protected] or (202) 393-6187. To learn more about the judicial vacancy crisis, visit
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