The U.S. Senate on Oct. 25 confirmed one of President Joe Biden’s (D) federal judicial nominees to a lifetime Article III judgeship:
- Myrna Pérez, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, by a vote of 48-43
The United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit is one of 13 U.S. courts of appeal. They are the intermediate appellate courts of the federal court system. To learn more about these courts, click here.
Pérez was nominated to the Second Circuit on June 15 to replace JudgeDenny Chin, who assumedsenior status on June 1. Pérez was rated Qualified by a substantial majority and Well Qualified by a minorityof theAmerican Bar Association. To read more about ABA ratings,click here.
To date, 20 of Biden’s appointees have been confirmed. For historical comparison since 1981, the following list shows the date by which the past six presidents had 20 Article III judicial nominees confirmed by the Senate:
- President Donald Trump (R) – Jan. 9, 2018
- President Barack Obama (D) – Apr. 21, 2010
- President George W. Bush (R) – Dec. 6, 2001
- President Bill Clinton (D) – Nov. 20, 1993
- President George H.W. Bush (R) – March 9, 1990
- President Ronald Reagan (R) – Oct. 29, 1981
As of this writing, seven Article III nominees are awaiting a confirmation vote from the U.S Senate, 11 nominees are awaiting a Senate Judiciary Committee vote to advance their nominations to the full Senate, and 13 nominees are awaiting a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- Judicial vacancies during the Biden administration
- Judicial vacancies in federal courts
- Current federal judicial vacancies