06 July 2007

Judicial Vacancies

Some Republicans are upset that the White House has nominated only 25 people to fill the 47 vacancies now on the federal judiciary.

From here.

There are about 800 Article III judges, so about 6% of judgeships are vacant, and about 3% of judgeships are both vacant and have no nominee. Bush has already nominated and confirmed 224 judges to district courts, 54 judges to the courts of appeal, and 2 U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

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