Author: Gabriella Cate

  • Monthly tracker: Article III federal judicial nominations by president by days in office since 2001

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    Through March 1, 2022, there were 890 authorized federal judicial posts and 80 vacancies. Seventy-eight of those vacancies were for Article III judgeships. This report is limited to Article III courts, where appointees are confirmed to lifetime judgeships. In the past month, one judge has been confirmed In the past month, two judges have been…

  • Dori Hauck sworn in to North Dakota House of Representatives

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    Dori Hauck (R) was sworn in to the North Dakota House of Representatives to replace former Representative Luke Simons (R) on March 16. Simons, who had represented District 36 since 2016 and was reelected in 2020, was expelled from the House on March 4 following multiple misconduct allegations.  Simons was the first lawmaker in state…

  • Dan McKee (D) sworn in as governor of Rhode Island

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    Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee (D) was sworn in as the state’s new governor after former Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) resigned on March 2. Raimondo, who was first elected in 2014, resigned after being confirmed as secretary of commerce in the Biden administration. McKee was first elected as lieutenant governor in 2014, before he…