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.
2/22/2017 – Republicans Are Divided Over Changing the Rules to Confirm Neil Gorsuch
Conservatives are united behind Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. But facing potential Democratic obstruction, they're divided over the best way to get him there. The question is what to do if Democrats decide to filibuster Gorsuch, a hard-line tactic that would normally require 60 votes to overcome. read full story
2/21/2017 – Schumer: Democratic opposition holding against Gorsuch, Obamacare repeal
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer predicted Tuesday that Senate Republicans will struggle to get enough Democratic support to achieve two of their main upcoming legislative goals: confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court and repealing and replacing Obamacare. Appearing on the ABC talk show "The View," Schumer said Republicans will have a "tough road to hoe" to get 60 votes for Gorsuch because he believes the judge hasn't been forthcoming while answering questions during courtesy calls with Democratic senators. read full story
2/16/2017 – Sen. Baldwin meets Gorsuch, restates her opposition
After meeting Thursday with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Senate Democrat Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin said the two had a "respectful and thoughtful conversation," but she reiterated her plans to vote against him and to support a filibuster against his nomination. “I found Judge Gorsuch to be very smart and we discussed a number of his rulings that I continue to have deep concerns about, including decisions against disabled students, against workers, and against women’s reproductive health care,” Baldwin said in a statement. read full story
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