March 7, 2024

On The Bench: Week of March 7, 2024

The full Senate made no progress on judicial nominations this week, in part because there was another government funding deadline. As of this writing, the Senate confirmed 0 Article III nominees this week.

On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing for 4 Article III nominees: 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.). The nominees are now eligible for a committee vote.

On Thursday, the Committee held an executive business meeting where it advanced 5 Article III nominees to the Senate floor: Amir Ali (D.D.C.), Judge Melissa DuBose (D.R.I.), Magistrate Judge Sunil Harjani (N.D. Ill.), Robert White (E.D. Mich.), and Jasmine Yoon (W.D. Va.). After these votes, there are now 17 Article III nominees pending on the floor.

As of March 7, there are 82 Article III vacancies, 51 of which are current. There are 27 pending nominees: 17 waiting for floor votes, 4 waiting to be reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and 6 waiting for hearings before the Committee. To date, 181 Article III judges have been confirmed during the Biden-Harris Administration.