May 25, 2023

On The Bench: Week May 25, 2023

There was no progress on judicial nominations this week, as the Senate is on recess through the Memorial Day holiday. When the Senate returns, they are scheduled to vote on Darrel Papillion’s (E.D. La.) confirmation. Including Papillion, there are 22 nominees waiting for action from the full Senate.

There were media reports this week that Jabari Wamble is going to withdraw his nomination to the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. This would be the second withdrawn nominee this month.

As of May 25, there are 93 Article III vacancies, 71 of which are current. There are officially 32 pending nominees: 22 waiting for floor votes, 3 waiting to be reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and 7 waiting for hearings before the Committee. To date, 129 Article III judges have been confirmed during the Biden-Harris Administration.