Jill Pryor has waited 689 days for action on her judicial nomination
4:13 pm, May 13th, 2013
The Wall Street Journal’s editorial columnist Gerald F. Seib notes in a column today that Bondurant Mixson & Elmore partner Jill Pryor – a nominee for the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals – has been waiting 689 days for the U.S. Senate to act on her nomination.
In the column, headlined “Judicial Vacancies Typify Capital Dysfunction, Seib noted that Pryor shares that distinction with Rosemary Marquez of Arizona, a nominee to the U.S. District Court in Arizona, who has waited 689 days for the Senate to act.
Seib’s column notes that 85 federal judgeships sit vacant, about 10 percent of the federal judiciary, and offers that while President Obama must shoulder some of the blame, “The lion’s share of the blame lies with the Senate, a body that’s becoming an embarrassment to itself and that increasingly infects the rest of government with its paralysis.”