April 11, 2024

On The Bench: Week of April 11, 2024

The Senate made continued progress on judicial nominations this week. Over the course of the week, the Senate confirmed 3 Article III nominees: Judge Ann Marie McIff Allen (D. Utah), Magistrate Judge Susan Bazis (D. Neb.), and Robert White (E.D. Mich.). During this administration there have now been 193 Article III nominees confirmed. This is equal to the amount the prior administration had at this point in April of the fourth year. By the end of four years, the prior administration had 234 Article III nominees confirmed.

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held an executive business meeting. At the meeting, the Committee advanced 4 Article III nominees to the floor: Magistrate Judge Sanket Bulsara (E.D.N.Y.), Judge Dena Coggins (E.D. Cal.), Eric Schulte (D.S.D.), and Judge Camela Theeler (D.S.D.). These nominees are now eligible for cloture and confirmation votes.

As of April 11, there are 72 Article III vacancies, 41 of which are current. There are 20 pending nominees: 9 waiting for floor votes, 5 waiting to be reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and 6 waiting for hearings before the Committee. To date, 193 Article III judges have been confirmed during the Biden-Harris Administration.