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.
04/03/2014 – Obama Taps L.A.’s Top Federal Prosecutor for District Court Bench
André Birotte Jr., the chief federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the White House announced Thursday. read full story
03/31/2014 – Senate Confirms Owens to Ninth Circuit
The Senate voted 56-43 Monday to confirm John Owens to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit. Last week, the Senate voted 54-44 to end debate on his nomination. After Democrats used the "nuclear option" last year, only 51 votes are needed to end debate on most nominees instead of 60 votes. read full story
03/31/2014 – Senate Vote Could End Feud Over Ninth Circuit Seat
The Senate today is expected to fill the longest judicial vacancy in the federal courts with a vote that could end nearly a decade of quarreling over a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. read full story
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