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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09/09/2014 – Composition of the Federal Courts of Appeal
See the composition of the federal courts of appeal. Also see our nominations infographic! read full story

In the News…

Sub News Item 12/17/2014 – Senate Clears 96 Judicial Nominations After Rule Change
Despite a lack of legislative accomplishments, the Senate confirmed more judges than any other modern Congress. read full story

Sub News Item 12/12/2014 – GOP Hits the Brakes on Obama Nominees
Senate Republicans are throwing up obstacles to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) plans to confirm a batch of executive and judicial branch nominees this weekend. read full story

Sub News Item 12/12/2014 – Budget Now in Senate’s Court
But the rest of the Senate’s business remains in flux: Leaders still hope to pass a large package of tax breaks and a terrorism risk insurance bill before breaking for the year, and Democrats are still holding out hope to approve several judges and a new surgeon general before losing their majority. read full story

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Upcoming Events

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Recommended Readings

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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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