The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony Wednesday in Washington from five nominees for Texas federal judgeships. The state has the most vacant federal judgeships in the country, and one expert at the University of Houston says it could stay that way for a while.
“Describe what a federal judge should do and what a federal judge shouldn’t do,” Senator Ted Cruz had a chance to question the nominees for those vacant Texas judgeships. There’s a total of 12 vacancies on the Texas federal bench. Ten are in district courts, two are on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.