Tag Archives: judicial appointments

A Review of Judicial Vacancies

While all eyes are currently on a vacancy at the Supreme Court, we should not overlook circuit-level vacancies.  Not including senior judges, the Sixth Circuit has positions for 16 judges, but with one vacancy, only has 15 active judges. The vacancy, created when Judge Martin retired on August 16, 2013, has existed on the court … Continue Reading

Judge Bernice Bouie Donald Confirmed as Sixth Circuit Judge

On September 6, 2011, the United States Senate voted to confirm Bernice Bouie Donald as judge for the Sixth Circuit.  As this blog previously reported, Judge Donald, a district judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, was nominated by the President on December 1, 2010.  Judge Donald’s confirmation process met … Continue Reading

Update on Judge Donald’s Confirmation Process

After our post yesterday regarding the Sixth Circuit confirmation process, a reader alerted me to an article in the Memphis Commercial Appeal that indicates that Judge Donald will receive a confirmation vote by the Senate on September 6.  Judge Donald was unanimously reported out favorably by the Senate Judiciary Committee in early May and has … Continue Reading