CBC Editorial: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018; Editorial #8365
The following is the opinion of Capitol Broadcasting Company
Thomas Farr, again, isn’t a federal judge. The Eastern Judicial District of North Carolina has been without its full complement of judges for 4,721 days, about 13 years – the longest-standing judicial vacancy in the nation’s history. It is a distinction of dereliction of duty.
Toward the close of the 2016 campaign, Republican Sen. Richard Burr bragged, in a closed-door meeting with GOP activists, “I had the longest judicial vacancy in the history of the United States – on the Eastern District of North Carolina. Not many people know that.”
The failure of Farr to secure…