On the Bench: Tracking President Biden's Judicial Nominations

ACS's weekly roundup of Senate activity on President Biden's nominees for lifetime seats on district and circuit courts.

ACS's Judicial News Roundup

Judicial Nominations, On The Bench

On The Bench: Week of March 1, 2024

Feb 29, 2024
The Senate made encouraging progress on judicial nominations this week. As of this writing, the Senate has confirmed 4 Article III nominees: Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Becerra (S.D. Fla.), David Leibowitz (S.D. Fla.), Magistrate Judge Melissa Damian (S.D. Fla.), and Magistrate Judge Julie Sneed (M.D. Fla.). All four confirmations were to vacancies that had been designated […]
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Judicial Nominations, On The Bench

On The Bench: Week of February 22, 2024

Feb 22, 2024
The Senate remained on recess this week and is still set to return on Monday, February 26. Majority Leader Schumer filed cloture on two judicial nominees before leaving for recess: Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Becerra (S.D. Fla.) and David Leibowitz (S.D. Fla.). The cloture vote on Magistrate Judge Becerra will be the first vote when the […]
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Judicial Nominations, On The Bench

On The Bench: Week of February 15, 2024

Feb 15, 2024
Earlier this week, the Senate passed the appropriations bill that helped fund aid for foreign countries. After passing the bill, the Senate left for its scheduled recess. The Senate will be out of session until Monday, February 26. Before leaving for recess, Majority Leader Schumer filed cloture on two judicial nominees: Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Becerra […]
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Diversity of the Federal Bench

Current statistics on the gender and racial diversity of the Article III courts.
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Changing Circuit Court Composition

The Trump administration ushered in a radical transformation of the circuit courts. The Biden administration has an opportunity to reverse this trend.
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Judicial Nominations

Every day, federal courts decide cases critical to our rights — from the environment to voting to immigration. Those who are appointed to serve on the bench must be qualified, fair, and impartial.
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