Judicial Vacancies

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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.

All Vacancies

Pending Nominees

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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.

All Nominees






Judicial Nominations At A Glance

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01/26/2015 – Composition of the Federal Courts of Appeal
See the composition of the federal courts of appeal. Also see our nominations infographic! read full story

In the News…

Sub News Item 01/21/2015 – Massachusetts Judicial Nominations Panel to Screen Possible Candidates for Federal Vacancy in Boston
A state panel that screens potential judicial candidates is reconvening to consider applications for a vacant U.S. District Court position in Boston, U.S. senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey, both Massachusetts Democrats, announced on Wednesday. read full story

Sub News Item 01/07/2015 – Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate
NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: read full story

Sub News Item 12/31/2014 – It’s Official: Obama Won’t Renominate Michael Boggs
It's over for Michael Boggs. Like, really over. read full story

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Upcoming Events

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Click on a link below to learn more about upcoming events addressing judicial nominations:

Recommended Readings

  • 01/22/2015: Utah Judicial Nominee Lauded in Hearing
    The Senate Judiciary Committee moved closer Wednesday to advancing the nomination of Utah Supreme Court Justice Jill Parrish to serve as a federal judge.
  • 01/21/2015: Texas Judicial Nominees Get a Hearing in Congress – Not Much More
    A U.S. Senate panel led by Texas Republican John Cornyn held hearings Wednesday on three of President Obama’s judicial nominations for Texas, notwithstanding calls from the conservative right to hold back over the president’s executive actions on immigration.

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The Role of the Courts

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  • Click here to view a document from the state of Maryland that includes a discussion of the concept of separation of powers and a description of the judicial branch.

  • Click here to view a document from the Federal Judicial Center that discusses the historical development of the federal judiciary.

How the Confirmation
Process Works

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Click here to view a slide show explaining how the confirmation process works.

Click on the links below to learn more about the invididual parts of the confirmation process.

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Videos

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11/20/2013: Pro-choice judicial nominees blocked

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11/19/2013: Is the judicial confirmation impasse impacting American justice?

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10/31/2013: Blocking judges: The minority’s most effective tactic?

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06/02/2013: The importance of the D.C. Circuit and the longevity of the filibuster

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11/01/12: Holding Court: Huffpost Live on the Future of the Supreme Court

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