Delays over judicial nominees hold us all back

In “As Obama, Senate collide, courts caught short(Page A1, March 10), Matt Viser comprehensively analyzes the incessant confirmation wars that have seriously harmed separation of powers, the federal courts, and individuals and entities pursuing justice. This article should be required reading for all 100 senators. The deadlock over confirmation of judicial nominees must end for the good of the country, the courts, and those who litigate in them.

Carl Tobias

Richmond, Va.

The writer is a professor of law at the University of Richmond.