Earlier this week the Senate confirmed three district judges, bringing the total number of President Trump’s judicial nominees confirmed to 29.
On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a nominations hearing for John Nalbandian, President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. If confirmed, Mr. Nalbandian would be the second Asian Pacific American to serve on the Sixth Circuit, and the seventh active Asian Pacific American federal appellate judge in the nation.
In her opening remarks during the hearing, Democratic Ranking Member Senator Mazie Hirono praised the White House for the numerous conversations and meaningful consultation that she and Senator Brian Schatz had over the last few months regarding President Trump’s judicial nominees from Hawaii.
Here is this week’s full update on federal judicial nominations.
Current and known future vacancies: 178
Courts of Appeals: 25
District/Specialty Courts*: 153
Pending nominees for current and known future vacancies: 57
Courts of Appeals: 10
District/Specialty Courts: 47
* Includes the Court of Federal Claims and the International Trade Court
Court of Appeals Nominees Awaiting Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings
|Nominee (Circuit)||Nomination Date||Days Pending||Both Blue Slips Returned?||Judiciary Committee Hearing Date|
|Ryan Bounds (9th)||9/7/2017||183||No||Not yet scheduled|
|Andrew Oldham (5th)||2/15/2018||22||No||Not yet scheduled|
|Michael Scudder (7th)||2/15/2018||22||No||Not yet scheduled|
|Amy St. Eve (7th)||2/15/2018||22||No||Not yet scheduled|
|Mark Bennett (9th)||2/15/2018||22||No||Not yet scheduled|
Court of Appeals Nominees Awaiting Senate Judiciary Committee Votes
|Nominee (Circuit)||Nomination Date||Days Pending||Judiciary Committee Hearing Date|
|Joel Carson (10th)||12/20/2017||79||2/14/2018|
|John Nalbandian (6th)||1/24/2018||44||3/8/2018|
Court of Appeals Nominees Awaiting Senate Floor Votes
|Nominee (Circuit)||Nomination Date||Days Pending||Date Reported out of Senate Judiciary Committee|
|Kyle Duncan (5th)||10/2/2017||158||1/18/2018|
|Kurt Engelhardt (5th)||10/5/2017||155||2/8/2018|
|Michael Brennan (7th)||8/3/2017||218||2/15/2018|
Nominees Awaiting Floor Votes: 28
District/Specialty Courts: 25
Nominees Confirmed by the Senate: 29
Supreme Court: 1
Courts of Appeals: 14
District/Specialty Courts: 14