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.
10/19/2016 – Hatch, Lee say they would not back wholesale block of Clinton high court picks
Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee say they will vet whomever the next president — be that Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton — appoints to the Supreme Court and not seek to automatically block a Clinton nominee as a fellow Republican senator suggested this week. read full story
10/19/2016 – Why the Supreme Court is a US election issue
When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump debate the topic of the Supreme Court in their third debate, they will be outlining their vision for the future of the country well beyond the next presidential term. read full story
10/19/2016 – McCain’s comment, ad campaign renew Supreme Court debate in Senate race
A new billboard in Des Moines and comments from a Republican colleague have rekindled the debate, but U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley remains adamant that the U.S. Senate should not hold hearings on a U.S. Supreme Court nominee until next year after a new president and Congress are sworn in. 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.