Hon. Timothy K. Lewis Participates in “Judicial Vacancies, Justice Denied” PanelOn October 10, 2011 by Schnader
Hon. Timothy K. Lewis, counsel in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh offices, participated in a panel “Judicial Vacancies, Justice Denied” on October 10, 2011 held at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and hosted by several groups, including the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. The panel was formed in an effort to put pressure on the White House and Congress to focus on problems plaguing the federal judge selection process. Coverage of the event was featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review with Judge Lewis saying the president has failed to make timely nominations, but it’s also clear that Senate Republicans are willing to crash the system to spite him. “They’re not getting confirmed for one simple reason – a majority of Republicans in the House and the Senate have made it a badge of honor to stand in Obama’s way on everything,” said Lewis, who was nominated to the Pittsburgh district court and then the appeals court by President George H.W. Bush. With more than one-tenth of the judicial positions vacant across the state, businesses and individuals are seeing delays in their cases, he said. “There is an impact on citizens because of this,” Lewis said.