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While judicial vacancies increase, the Senate overlooks Washington, D.C.

D.C.’s municipal courts are running short on judges. One vacancy has stood vacant since November 2013. D.C. is the only jurisdiction in the country where local judges must clear the Senate’s “advice and consent” process. President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Schumer could play a role in filling the vacancies.

Frida Ghitis: Senate’s failure to act on D.C.’s judicial vacancies is inexcusable and understandable. She says confirmation of judges is crucial to the administration of justice in the District of Columbia. Both the Senate and White House are in Democratic hands; why isn’t action being taken?