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 11/17/2014 – Senate Advances Judicial Nominees for Ga.
The Senate advanced three of President Obama’s judicial nominations for Georgia courts. read full story

Sub News Item 11/12/2014 – In First Lame-duck Vote, Senate Advances Nominations
The Senate advanced two of President Obama’s judicial nominees in lawmakers' first day back after the midterm elections. read full story

Sub News Item 11/11/2014 – Grassley to Oversee Obama Judgeships
Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley says the new Republican majority will carefully vet President Obama’s judicial appointments. 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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