U.S. congressional leaders in the sunshine state have appointed seven people to the federal judicial nominating commission in the Southern District of Florida. The members of this commission will evaluate and recommend candidates for vacant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Marshal and federal judgeship positions within Florida.

But Carl W. Tobias, a professor at the University of Richmond School of Law and a scholar on federal judicial selections, said there was a potential roadblock to the power the recently announced commission members would have.

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