David Sellers, spokesman for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, said that differences in caseloads have "been a reality of judging—not just in federal courts—for more than two centuries." He added, "I would liken this to a study that concludes that cars traveling on the same road, or different roads, travel at different speeds," Sellers said. That doesn't mean things can't be improved, he said. "There are courts that have tremendous needs for new judgeships, particularly on the Southwest border. There are longstanding judicial vacancies."
TCR at a Glance
May 17, 2013
A conference on gun violence this week raised questions about whether journalists are focusing on the wrong things
May 16, 2013
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May 15, 2013
Should the debate on guns be framed in a public health context?
May 14, 2013
In a wide ranging conversation on the politics of guns, Connecticut's governor said the media is letting the National Rifle Association d...
new & notable May 14, 2013
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May 13, 2013
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new & notable May 10, 2013
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