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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04/16/2015 – Maps
See our maps showing current and projected vacancies, as well as the current composition of the federal courts of appeal. Also see our nominations infographic! read full story

In the News…

Sub News Item 04/14/2015 – GOP Senate Unanimously Confirmed First Federal Judge
Senate Republicans have been in charge for three months, but only Monday confirmed its first judicial nominee, Alfred H. Bennett — unanimously. read full story

Sub News Item 03/10/2015 – Successes Reported in Aggressive Space and Rent Reduction Initiative
In other action, today the Conference adopted the results of the biennial judgeship survey conducted by its Judicial Resources Committee, which identified the need for five new appellate and 68 district judgeships. The Judicial Conference has provided the Director of the Administrative Office with the authority to seek separate legislation for Conference-approved judgeships in selected districts, providing the Judiciary with more flexibility in pursuing new judgeships in courts with the greatest needs. read full story

Sub News Item 02/04/2015 – President Obama Nominates Two to Serve on the United States District Courts
Today, President Obama nominated Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr. and Lawrence Joseph Vilardo to serve on the United States District Courts. 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

  • 04/14/2015: Working to Secure Iowa’s Judicial Legacy
    This year, Chief Judge James E. Gritzner of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa and former Chief Judge Mark W. Bennett of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa take senior status and cap off a combined 37 years of extraordinary public service to our state.
  • 04/13/2015: Republicans Finally Let One Of Obama’s Judicial Nominees Get A Vote
    More than three months into the new Congress, Senate Republicans held their first vote on one of President Barack Obama's judicial nominees on Monday evening.

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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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