Judicial Nominations Update – March 11, 2019

Last week the Senate voted to confirm three more circuit court nominees: Allison Jones Rushing(Fourth Circuit); Chad Readler (Sixth Circuit); and Eric Murphy (Sixth Circuit). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also filed for cloture on the nominations of Paul Matey (Third Circuit) and Neomi Rao (D.C. Circuit). Their cloture and confirmation votes are anticipated this week.

Here is a full update on the status of President Trump’s federal judicial nominations: 

Current and known future vacancies: 168

Courts of Appeals:  12

District/Specialty Courts*: 156

Pending nominees for current and known future vacancies:  64

Courts of Appeals: 8

District/Specialty Courts*: 56

* Includes the Court of Federal Claims and the International Trade Court

Court of Appeals Nominees Awaiting Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings

Nominee (Circuit) NominationDate Days Pending Both Blue Slips Returned? Judiciary Committee Hearing Date
Dan Bress (9th) 2/6/2019 34 No Not yet scheduled
Dan Collins (9th) 2/6/2019 34 No 3/13/2019
Ken Lee (9th) 2/6/2019 34 No 3/13/2019

Court of Appeals Nominees Awaiting Senate Judiciary Committee Votes

Nominee (Circuit) Nomination Date Days Pending Judiciary Committee Hearing Date
None

 Court of Appeals Nominees Awaiting Senate Floor Votes

Nominee (Circuit) Nomination Date Days Pending Date Reported to Senate Floor
Bridget Shelton Bade (9th) 1/23/2019 48 2/7/2019
Paul Matey (3rd) 1/23/2019 48 2/7/2019
Neomi Rao (DC) 1/23/2019 48 2/28/2019
Joseph Bianco (2nd) 1/23/2019 48 3/7/2019
Michael Park (2nd) 1/23/2019 48 3/7/2019

Nominees Awaiting Floor Votes:46

Courts of Appeals: 5

District/Specialty Courts: 41

Days Pending

# of pending nominees originally nominated > 500 days ago: 4
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# of pending nominees originally nominated > 400 days ago: 3

# of pending nominees originally nominated > 300 days ago: 20

Nominees Confirmed by the Senate during the 116th Congress: 4

Supreme Court: 0

District/Specialty Courts: 0

Nominees Confirmed by the Senate since Inauguration Day: 89

Supreme Court: 2

Courts of Appeals: 34

District/Specialty Courts: 53

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