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Professor Eric Segall
Atlanta Journal Constitution, July 25
Georgia State University law professor Eric Segall said filling the district and appeals court slots is important because the U.S. Supreme Court decides less than 1 percent of the nation’s federal cases.
“Because the justices decide such few cases, less than 100 a year with written opinions, it is crucial that the lower federal courts at both the appellate and trial level be adequately staffed,” Segall said. “The stonewalling of lower court judges … carries great costs.”