Ten Years On, North Carolina Federal Judgeship Remains Vacant04:00
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The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. (Ken Lund/Flickr)
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. (Ken Lund/Flickr)
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The United States has one Supreme Court, 13 appellate courts and 94 federal courts. At any time there are dozens of vacancies, due in part to the glacial pace of bureaucracy and the increasing political nature of the judicial system. Of all the current openings, the longest is in North Carolina, where a judgeship has been vacant for a decade.

Jeff Tiberii from Here & Now contributor WUNC reports that won’t change anytime soon.

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Jeff Tiberii, capitol bureau chief, WUNC. He tweets @j_tibs.

This segment aired on June 27, 2016.

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