Tumblr Icon RSS Icon

Judicial Retirements Now Officially Exceed Judicial Confirmations In 2011

By Ian Millhiser  

"Judicial Retirements Now Officially Exceed Judicial Confirmations In 2011"


google plus icon

At the beginning of the year, there was a brief period when the Senate started confirming judges at a reasonably normal pace, and the judicial vacancy rate actually declined steadily for the first time since President Obama took office. That trend has now been completely reversed. There are now 115 vacant federal judgeships, one more than there were at the beginning of the year.

‹ Judge Tosses Out Massive Ground Poisoning Class Action Against Dow Chemical

Justiceline: July 25, 2011 ›

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.