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Friday, February 17, 2012

By the Numbers

This week saw significant action on the judicial nominations front. Boiling what took place down to the basic numbers, there were:

4 new nominations, bringing the number of pending nominees to 42
4 nominees who had hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee: 1 Circuit Court nominee and 3 District Court nominees
4 nominees reported out of Committee to the Senate floor, bringing the number of nominees awaiting their final confirmation votes to 20
2 nominees confirmed: Adalberto José Jordán to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and Jesse M. Furman to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

The week comes to a close with:

103 total judicial vacancies, including 32 judicial emergency vacancies.
85 current vacancies; 18 future vacancies.
17 circuit court vacancies; 86 district court vacancies.
42 pending nominees; 61 vacancies without nominees.
22 nominees pending in committee; 20 pending in the Senate.

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