February 23, 2023

On The Bench: Week February 23, 2023

With the Senate on recess this week, there was no progress on judicial nominations. When the Senate returns on Monday, it is set to take a cloture vote for Jamar Walker (E.D. Va.). This sets up the first of several potential confirmations next week.

The White House announced the next slate of judicial nominees this week. The slate had two Article III nominees: Jabari Wamble (D. Kan.) and Magistrate Judge Kato Crews (D. Colo.). Wamble had previously been nominated to the Tenth Circuit in the last Congress.

As of February 23, there are 108 Article III vacancies, 83 of which are current. Once the new nominees are officially nominated, there will be 46 pending nominees: 31 waiting for floor votes, 11 waiting to be reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and 4 waiting for hearings before the Committee. To date, 105 Article III judges have been confirmed during the Biden-Harris Administration.