Senate Panel Probes How to Address Immigration Court Backlog

A backlog of more than 684,000 cases are waiting to be heard by immigration courts across the United States, and the number is only expected to grow as the Trump administration clamps down on illegal immigration, judges and other experts told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

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10th Circuit Nominee Breezes Through Senate Hearing

President Donald Trump’s second nominee to the 10th Circuit breezed through a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, telling senators he would follow precedent and be careful not to let his personal views impact his decision-making if confirmed to the bench.

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7th Circuit Nominee Downplays Concerns Over His Views on Legal Precedent

President Donald Trump’s pick for a seat on the Seventh Circuit Wednesday downplayed Democrats’ concerns about his commitment to following precedent, saying he consistently applied principles set out in case law while serving as a Wisconsin state court judge.

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Wrangle Holds Up Confirmation Hearing for 8th Circuit Judge

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s unusual decision on Thursday to delay a vote on a nominee to the Eighth Circuit came after the nominee provided new information that appears to show an American Bar Association report mischaracterized his attempt to disqualify a member of Nebraska’s judicial selection committee.

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