On Thursday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced that he was scheduling a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for David Stras, nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit, and Kyle Duncan, nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, despite not receiving two positive blue slips from the respective nominees’ home state senators. That hearing is scheduled for November 29th.
Here is this week’s full update on federal judicial nominations.
Number of total current and known future vacancies: 161
Courts of Appeals: 23
District/Specialty Courts*: 138
Number of pending nominees for current and known future vacancies: 48
Courts of Appeals: 10
District/Specialty Courts: 38
*Includes the Court of Federal Claims and the International Trade Court
Nominees Awaiting Floor Votes: 20
Courts of Appeals: 1
District/Specialty Courts: 19
Nominees Confirmed by the Senate: 14
Supreme Court: 1
Courts of Appeals: 8
District/Specialty Courts: 5