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.
4/28/2016 – Burr vows to block Obama nomination to NC federal court seat
Patricia Timmons-Goodson, a former state Supreme Court justice and vice chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, was nominated by the president on Thursday to fill a vacancy on the federal court bench in Eastern North Carolina. read full story
4/27/2016 – Coburn says Senate should do its job and vote on Garland
Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn said Wednesday that the Senate should hold a vote, at least in the Judiciary Committee, on the nomination of federal judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. read full story
4/26/2016 – GOP blocks slate of Obama judicial nominees
Senate Republicans blocked a slate of President Obama's lower court nominees Tuesday. Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Ben Cardin (Md.) asked for consent four times to bring up a total of 11 judicial nominations Tuesday, arguing that the pace of confirmation votes has created a backlog. read full story
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The following are selected statements by senators and congressmen concerning judicial nominations. Click on the link to view the item.