The Senate confirmed two new district court judges Monday afternoon, about the same time President Barack Obama announced two new nominees for district court benches in New York and California. The Senate confirmed John Tharp Jr. to be district judge...
Earlier this afternoon, the Senate confirmed Judge Michael Fitzgerald to a federal court in California by a 91-6 vote. Fitzgerald is President Obama’s fourth openly gay nominee to the federal courts, although one of these four nomin... Read Post
The freeze on federal judicial nominations appears to be thawing for the first time since the presidential election, at least when it comes to district court nominees. The Senate confirmed two more district court judges Thursday, bo... Read Post
Only one of President Barack Obama's judicial nominations has a clear path to Senate confirmation this year—U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins, nominated to a key Washington federal appeals court. Wilkins' nomination last year to th... Read Post