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.
5/23/2016 – Texas Has Nation’s Highest Number Of Judicial Vacancies In Federal Courts
Texas is currently the state with the highest number of judicial vacancies in federal courts and the situation is slowing down the justice system in the state. Texas has 12 vacancies, 10 of them in district courts and the other two in circuit courts. read full story
5/16/2016 – How a Vacancy on the Supreme Court Affects Cases in the 2015-16 Term
The empty seat left by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, which Senate Republicans have vowed not to fill until after the election, leaves the court with two basic options for cases on the docket this term if the justices are deadlocked at 4 to 4. One is an automatic affirmance of the lower court decision. The other is setting the case aside for re-argument in the term that starts in October in the hope that it will be decided by a full court. read full story
5/16/2016 – It’s Not Just Merrick Garland: Republicans Are Blocking So Many Nominees It’s Caused a Judicial Emergency
It’s not just Merrick Garland—this Senate isn’t confirming anybody. That’s the takeaway from a variety of new data that has emerged in the wake of the Garland stalemate, showing that his non-confirmation (and non-hearing) is the rule, rather than the exception, for the Republican-led Senate. read full story
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