October 12, 2023

On The Bench: Week of October 12, 2023

The Senate is set to return from its brief recess on Monday. Before leaving for the recess, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer filed cloture on 2 Article III nominees: Magistrate Judge Jennifer Hall (D. Del.) and Judge Julia Munley (M.D. Pa.). The cloture vote on Magistrate Judge Hall is scheduled for the evening of October 16.

As of October 12, there are 93 Article III vacancies, 68 of which are current. Once the new nominees are officially nominated, there will be 36 pending nominees: 24 waiting for floor votes, 6 waiting to be reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and 6 waiting for hearings before the Committee. To date, 145 Article III judges have been confirmed during the Biden-Harris Administration.