U.S. Senate confirms nine Article III nominees, two Article I nominees to judgeships

The U.S. Senate confirmed nine of President Joe Biden’s (D) Article III judicial nominees and two of his Article I nominees in votes held on Dec. 17 and 18.

The Article III nominees confirmed to lifetime judgeships include:

The Article I nominees confirmed to 15-year terms include:

Article I tribunals are federal courts organized under Article I of the U.S. Constitution. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims was created in 1855 as the United States Court of Claims and was reorganized into its current form in 1982.

To date, 40 of Biden’s Article III nominees have been confirmed. For historical comparison since 1981, the following list shows the date by which the past six presidents had 40 Article III judicial nominees confirmed by the Senate:

  • President Donald Trump (R) – June 5, 2018
  • President Barack Obama (D) – Aug. 5, 2010
  • President George W. Bush (R) – Mar. 12, 2002
  • President Bill Clinton (D) – Mar. 10, 1994
  • President George H.W. Bush (R) – May 11, 1990
  • President Ronald Reagan (R) – Dec. 16, 1981

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