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  • Robe & Gavel: SCOTUS continues February 2024 sitting

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    Welcome to the Feb. 19 edition of Robe & Gavel, Ballotpedia’s newsletter about the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) and other judicial happenings around the U.S. Happy Presidents Day, readers! Today, we honor the 45 men who have held the highest office in the land. This is a busy week for SCOTUS news,…

  • Robe & Gavel: Federal Judicial Vacancy Count released for February 2024

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    Welcome to the Feb. 12 edition of Robe & Gavel, Ballotpedia’s newsletter about the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) and other judicial happenings around the U.S. We’re already into the second federal vacancy count of the year! Can you believe it, dear readers? We hope you’re ready for these updates. Grab a seat…

  • Robe & Gavel: SCOTUS begins first week of February 2024 sitting

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    Welcome to the Feb. 5 edition of Robe & Gavel, Ballotpedia’s newsletter about the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) and other judicial happenings around the U.S. We are back by popular demand, dear readers. And we have a brand new batch of federal court updates to dish out. We hope you’re ready. Grab…

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

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    There were 59 vacancies in the 890 authorized federal judicial posts as of January 31, 2024. Fifty-eight of those were for Article III judgeships. This report is limited to Article III courts, where appointees are confirmed to lifetime judgeships. From December 14, 2023, to January 31, 2024: By January 31, 2024—1,107 days in office—President Joe…

  • Robe & Gavel: Federal Judicial Vacancy Count released for January 2024

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    Welcome to the Jan. 15 edition of Robe & Gavel, Ballotpedia’s newsletter about the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) and other judicial happenings around the U.S. “Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a…

  • Robe & Gavel: SCOTUS begins first week of January 2024 sitting

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    Welcome to the Jan. 8 edition of Robe & Gavel, Ballotpedia’s newsletter about the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) and other judicial happenings around the U.S. Did you miss us, dear readers? We are so happy to be back for the first installment of Robe & Gavel for 2024. SCOTUS has kicked off…

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

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    As of December 13, 2023, there were 64 vacancies in the 890 authorized federal judicial posts. Sixty-three of those vacancies were for Article III judgeships. This report is limited to Article III courts, where appointees are confirmed to lifetime judgeships. From November 13 through December 13, 2023: By December 13, 2023—1,058 days in office—President Joe…

  • Robe & Gavel: Federal Judicial Vacancy Count released for December 2023

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    Welcome to the Dec. 11 edition of Robe & Gavel, Ballotpedia’s newsletter about the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) and other judicial happenings around the U.S. Dear reader, this is our final edition of Robe & Gavel for the year. And what better way to close the year than with SCOTUS’s first opinion…

  • Robe & Gavel: SCOTUS concludes December 2023 sitting

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    Welcome to the Dec. 4 edition of Robe & Gavel, Ballotpedia’s newsletter about the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) and other judicial happenings around the U.S. Dear readers, it is the penultimate 2023 edition of Robe & Gavel. A wise person once said: Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.…

  • Robe & Gavel: SCOTUS begins first week of December 2023 sitting

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    Welcome to the Nov. 27 edition of Robe & Gavel, Ballotpedia’s newsletter about the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) and other judicial happenings around the U.S. On behalf of the Robe & Gavel writers, thank you, dear readers, for allowing us to bring you these federal judicial updates. As usual, there is a…