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For Immediate Release
December 17, 2002

Press Briefing Excerpt by Ari Fleischer 12/17/02

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Q Ari, two questions. The first one, you won't comment on individual nominees for a judiciary vote. But can you tell us how soon after the new Congress comes into office the President will start submitting names again?

MR. FLEISCHER: I think you will see the President move quickly. There is a judicial vacancy crisis in the United States. And the President's position on it is unchanged. He thinks it's very important for the American people to have access to courts that move with dispatch so that cases don't sit and languish for months or years.