On February 1, 2011, White House Counsel Robert F. Bauer offered a keynote address entitled "Judicial Nominations in 2011." The program was held at the National Press Club. Following Mr. Bauer's remarks, a panel of experts discussed the degree to which the federal courts are understaffed, the pace of nominations and confirmations over the past year, the procedural impediments to confirmation, and what to expect in the 112th Congress.The text of Bauer's remarks is available here.
The panel featured: * Moderator, Caroline Fredrickson, Executive Director, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy * Makan Delrahim, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; Staff Director and Chief Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee (2000-2003) * Carolyn Lamm, Partner, White & Case; American Bar Association President (2009-2010) * William P. Marshall, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law; Deputy White House Counsel and Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States during the Clinton Administration. This program is part of the continuing ACS series, "The Future of the Courts: Nominations, Confirmations, and the Pursuit of Justice," featuring experts on the courts examining issues such as the importance of the courts, the status of judicial vacancies, and the confirmation process.