WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s reelection – and the fact that four of the current nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are at or above the age of 74 – means that the president will likely appoint at least one more justice to the Court, perhaps as soon as next year.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure that extends for five more years 29 federal bankruptcy judgeships that were set to expire.
WASHINGTON – The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will remain without a permanent director after Senate Republicans blocked a confirmation vote on President Barack Obama’s pick to head the agency.
The 53-45 vote Thursday fell seven votes below the 60 needed to close debate on the nomination of Richard Cordray and move it to a final vote. All but two Republicans voted to block the vote.