There are more than 70 vacancies on the federal bench. It can take over eighteen months to fill a judicial vacancy. Civil cases can take more than four years to resolve. Although both major political parties agree that these facts present a crisis in the federal court system, they disagree over who is to blame. C|M|LAW Professor Chris Sagers joined the The Civic Commons discussion on the subject.
The Civic Commons program was broadcast on WCPN 90.3 FM and is available here: http://theciviccommons.com/radioshow/crisis-in-the-courts