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.
11/30/2016 – Puhl’s federal judicial nomination appears stalled in Congress
The federal judicial nomination of Jennifer Klemtsrud Puhl appears to have hit a snag as the the lame duck session of Congress approaches an end. Puhl, an assistant U.S. attorney in Fargo, was nominated by President Obama in January to a seat on the 8th U.S. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, based in St. Louis, with another venue in St. Paul. read full story
11/27/2016 – GOP senators wary of nuking filibuster
Senate Republicans are wary of making a historic move to nix the filibuster despite growing pressure from conservatives. Roughly two weeks after Donald Trump's White House win, GOP lawmakers are already facing calls to overhaul Senate rules and help push through the real estate mogul's agenda. read full story
12/1/2016 – Sens. John McCain, Jeff Flake want to preserve Senate filibuster
U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are saying the Senate, controlled by their fellow Republicans, should not tinker with filibuster rules to ease the path for incoming President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominations and legislative agenda. read full story
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