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 May 23, 2024

May 23, 2024
The Senate made encouraging progress on judicial nominations this week with 4 Article III confirmations. The 4 confirmations were: Seth Aframe (1st Cir.), Kriss Lanham (D. Ariz.), Magistrate Judge Angela Martinez (D. Ariz.), and Judge Dena Coggins (E.D. Cal.). With these confirmations the Senate confirmed the 200th Article III nominee during the Biden Administration. This […]
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Judicial Nominations, On The Bench

On The Bench: Week of May 16, 2024

May 16, 2024
The Senate made some progress on judicial nominations this week. As of this writing, the Senate confirmed 3 Article III nominees: Magistrate Judge Sanket Bulsara (E.D.N.Y.), Eric Schulte (D.S.D.), and Judge Camela Theeler (D.S.D.). In addition to these confirmations, the Senate invoked cloture on Seth Aframe (1st Cir.), setting up a potential confirmation vote as […]
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Judicial Nominations, On The Bench

On The Bench: Week of May 9, 2024

May 9, 2024
The Senate continued to work on FAA legislation, meaning little progress on judicial nominations this week. As of this writing, the Senate has not confirmed any Article III nominees. However, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer filed cloture on 2 Article III nominees: Eric Schulte (D.S.D.), and Judge Camela Theeler (D.S.D.), setting up potential votes later this […]
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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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