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 09/22/2014 – Another First Draft Exclusive: A Presidential Nomination Is Dead
The quest by President Obama to put Michael P. Boggs – who supported the Confederate flag and opposed abortion – on the federal bench in Georgia is over. read full story

Sub News Item 09/08/2014 – After Long Wait, Senate Confirms Pryor to Federal Appeals Bench
A 2 1/2-year odyssey for Jill Pryor ended Monday night when the U.S. Senate confirmed her to serve as a judge on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. read full story

Sub News Item 09/05/2014 – JNC CUTS LIST TO 3 FOR OPEN DISTRICT SEAT (UPDATED)
Congrats to the finalists.  Now it's up to Nelson/Rubio and Obama for the nomination. 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

  • 10/20/2014: This is the First Time Our Judicial Pool Has Been This Diverse
    The men and women the President has nominated to enforce our laws and deliver justice represent his unprecedented commitment expanding the diversity of our nation's highest courts. That's a big deal — so if you learned something new here, pass it on.
  • 10/27/2014: The Obama Brief
    In July, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a ruling that threatened the future of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

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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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