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Worth a read over at Slate.  As she notes, “It has often seemed that the only people screaming for speedy judicial confirmations are panicked because it’s their judges being blocked.”

But the numbers did surprise me: “There are approximately 850 lower-court federal judgeships, of which more than 100 are currently vacant, while 49 openings in 22 states are classified “judicial emergencies.” Eighty-three of these are on the district courts—the trial courts that decide every important federal question in the country, on issues ranging from civil rights to environmental, economic, privacy, and basic freedoms.”

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I’ll point you to this, without comment, but with music video (after the jump):

IT WAS definitely a first. A dozen lawyers sat in the Federal Court and watched a six-foot-four Belgian as he was passed a Vegemite sandwich and poured a pair of frothy beers.

Toes tapped and grins spread across otherwise dour faces as music videos and recordings of the hit song Down Under were played on large screens.

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