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.
6/21/2016 – American Bar Association: Garland ‘well qualified’ for Supreme Court
"The Standing Committee unanimously concluded that Judge Garland merits our highest rating and is 'Well Qualified' for appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States," said Karol Corbin Walker, chair of the ABA's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. read full story
6/16/2016 – Senate panel advances Schott to federal appeals court
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced the nomination of Wisconsin lawyer Donald Schott to fill the longest judicial vacancy of its kind. read full story
6/5/2016 – Waiting for next president, confirmations of federal trial judges stall
An exodus of older judges has created a spike in vacancies at federal trial courts nationwide, intensifying complaints that election-year fights over ideological control of the bench now extend to lower-court appointments. 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.