It took president Reagan an average of 15 days longer to nominate federal judges than it took his predecessor, Jimmy Carter. It took President Bush 42 days longer than it took President Reagan. And it has taken President Clinton 19 days longer than it took President Bush.

Overall, the time that it takes from the day a judicial vacancy occurs for the president to forward a nomination for the seat to the Senate has grown from an average of 240 days under President Carter to 315 days under President Clinton, according to a first-of-its-kind study by Citizens for Independent Courts, a nonpartisan group that promotes judicial independence.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]