May 30, 2024

On The Bench: Week of May 30, 2024

The Senate made no progress on judicial nominations this week as they were on recess for the Memorial Day holiday. Before the break Majority Leader Chuck Schumer filed cloture on a few judicial nominees for local Washington D.C. courts, but he did not file cloture on any Article III nominees.

Next week, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Wednesday. Nominees for the hearing are not yet listed, but it is likely that the hearing will feature some of the recently announced judicial nominees.

As of May 30, there are 68 Article III vacancies, 43 of which are current. Once the latest nominees are officially nominated, there will be 27 pending nominees: 10 waiting for floor votes, 5 waiting to be reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and 12 waiting for hearings before the Committee. To date, 201 Article III judges have been confirmed during the Biden-Harris Administration.