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Geraci’s nomination confirmed by Senate

Monroe County Court Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr.’s nomination for a federal court judgeship was confirmed today by the Senate, nearly five months after it was approved by the Judiciary Committee. The confirmation came by voice vote about 2:45 p.m. Judge Geraci will ...

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Addressing threats to an independent judiciary

Increasing public understanding of how the nation’s judicial system works can aid in reducing threats to its independence. To that end, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is actively involved in educating children on how their government works. ...

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Senate hears about impacts of predatory lending

Predatory lending practices not only affect the minorities who are targeted, but the entire community, and are behind the national housing market collapse, according to testimony heard Wednesday by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Various witnesses highlighted the ...

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Scalia: Judges ‘ain’t what they used to be’

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the quality of federal judges has suffered because there are too many of them. Testifying before a Senate committee Wednesday, Justice Scalia blamed Congress for making federal crimes out of too many routine drug cases.

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