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Filling the Texas Federal Court Vacancies

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In this essay, Professor Tobias surveys the history of modern appointments complications and the Texas judicial vacancy crisis.  Professor Tobias argues that expanding caseloads, increasing appellate and district court judgeships, and rampant partisanship have clearly undermined selection efforts across the country and Texas, which is ground zero for the “confirmation wars.”