May 16, 2024

On The Bench: Week of May 16, 2024

The Senate made some progress on judicial nominations this week. As of this writing, the Senate confirmed 3 Article III nominees: Magistrate Judge Sanket Bulsara (E.D.N.Y.), Eric Schulte (D.S.D.), and Judge Camela Theeler (D.S.D.). In addition to these confirmations, the Senate invoked cloture on Seth Aframe (1st Cir.), setting up a potential confirmation vote as soon as next week.

As of May 16, there are 70 Article III vacancies, 43 of which are current. Once the latest nominees are officially nominated, there will be 27 pending nominees: 14 waiting for floor votes, 0 waiting to be reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and 13 waiting for hearings before the Committee. To date, 197 Article III judges have been confirmed during the Biden-Harris Administration.