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.
2/02/2016 – New federal judge should ease judicial logjam
NEWARK — The climate of political stagnation in recent times in the nation's capital had John Vazquez in a philosophical and reflective mood over the past year. read full story
01/04/2016 – Clifton to step down as active federal appeals court judge
Federal judge Richard R. Clifton will step down from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals at the end of the year. Clifton, 65, of Honolulu will assume senior status on Dec. 31, after more than 14 years on the court. read full story
12/15/2015 – U.S. Senate leader clears way for vote on Wilhelmina Wright as federal judge
Despite political gridlock that has stalled federal judge confirmations this year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he has no objection to allowing a Senate vote on five nominees early in 2016. 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.