The following is a list of the judgeships that have been vacant for longer than all others. Click on any vacancy for more information, or click below for information on all judicial vacancies.
The following is a list of the judicial nominees who have been waiting the longest for confirmation. Click on any nominee for more information, or click below for information on all pending judicial nominees.
03/05/2014 – Senate Confirms Judicial Nominees
The Senate cleared four of President Obama’s judicial nominations Wednesday. Republicans forced Democrats to vote to end debate before each one was confirmed. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said Republicans are “filibustering for the sake of filibustering.”
03/04/2014 – 11 People Enter Fray for Federal Judge Seat
Eleven people including a former state lawmaker, an assistant federal public defender, an assistant federal prosecutor, two magistrate judges and a law professor have applied to be the next federal judge in Roanoke. read full story
02/26/2014 – Obama Replaces Judicial Nominee Blocked by Rubio
President Obama today nominated a U.S. District Court judge to replace a nominee that was blocked by Sen. Marco Rubio. Obama this evening sent to the Senate the nomination of Robin L. Rosenberg for the Southern District of Florida. read full story
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The following are selected statements by senators and congressmen concerning judicial nominations. Click on the link to view the item.