Last night the Senate confirmed three district court nominees without opposition.
Two judges, James Shadid and Sue Myerscough, were confirmed to the Central District of Illinois. Judge Shadid was confirmed by a vote of 89-0, and Judge Myerscough was confirmed by unanimous consent. Both judges filled seats that the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts considers to be “judicial emergencies.” Additionally, Judge Anthony Battaglia was confirmed to the Southern District of Illinois by a vote of 89-0.
There are now 117 current and future vacancies in the federal judiciary, and 44 nominees pending in the Senate.
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