June 20, 2024

On The Bench: Week of June 20, 2024

In part due to the truncated work week, the Senate made limited progress on judicial confirmations this week. As of this writing, the Senate was able to invoke cloture on Judge Nancy Maldonado (7th Cir.) but has not confirmed any Article III judges. Earlier in the week, the Senate was scheduled to vote on Magistrate Judge Mustafa Kasubhai (D. Or.), but due to attendance issues the cloture vote was pulled. That vote will now have to occur at a later date.

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing for 4 Article III nominees: Karla Campbell (6th Cir.), Justice Julia Lipez (1st Cir.), Catherine Henry (E.D. Pa.), and Mary Kay Lanthier (D. Vt.). These nominees are no eligible for a committee vote.

As of June 20, there are 71 Article III vacancies, 45 of which are current. Once the latest nominees are officially nominated, there will be 30 pending nominees: 10 waiting for floor votes, 13 waiting to be reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and 7 waiting for hearings before the Committee. To date, 201 Article III judges have been confirmed during the Biden-Harris Administration.