This evening the Senate confirmed Sara Lynn Darrow to the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Richard Brooke Jackson to the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, Kathleen M. Williams to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and Nelva Gonzales Ramos to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, all by unanimous consent. The Senate also scheduled a confirmation vote for Bernice Bouie Donald, nominee to the United States Court of Appeal for the Sixth Circuit, on Tuesday, September 6th at 5:30pm, following the Senate’s August recess.
The Senate took no action on 19 other judicial nominees currently pending on the Senate floor, 18 of whom were reported out of committee either unanimously or with strong bipartisan support. There are now 111 current and future vacancies in the federal judiciary—1 in 7 judgeships—only 3 fewer than there were at the beginning of the current Congress.
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