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.
9/15/2016 – Texas has a judge problem – not enough on the federal bench
Texas has a problem with judges - mainly that there aren't enough of them on the federal bench. The state has 12 federal judicial openings, the most in the nation, and only five active judges hearing cases in the Eastern District of Texas. read full story
9/15/2016 – Lucy Koh from South Bay gets Senate panel OK for appeals court
Lucy Koh, who has refereed Silicon Valley wars over patents and employment in six years as a federal judge, moved a step closer to a federal appeals court seat Thursday when the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee approved her nomination. read full story
9/14/2016 – Dem senator wants to change nomination rules amid Garland fight
Sen. Tom Udall is proposing changing the Senate rules for voting on judicial nominations, as Democrats double down on an entrenched fight over confirming Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. read full story
Click on a link below to learn more about upcoming events addressing judicial nominations:
The following are selected statements by senators and congressmen concerning judicial nominations. Click on the link to view the item.