Tag Archives: judicial vacancies

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

Sixth Circuit’s Newest Judge Confirmed

After a record-breaking wait of more than one year, Jane Branstetter Stranch has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the Sixth Circuit vacancy left when Judge Daughtrey assumed senior status.   The Senate voted 71 to 21 in favor of  Stranch, who has waited longer than any other Obama nominee for confirmation from the Senate, the … Continue Reading

More Delays for the Final Vacant Seat on the Sixth Circuit

The nominee for the last vacate seat on the Sixth Circuit  — now the longest-pending appeals court hopeful — will have to wait a little longer.  Jane Branstetter Stranch was nominated in August 2009 and approved by the Judiciary Committee in November 2009 (on a 15-4 vote).  Senator Patrick Leahy tried to schedule debate and a vote on … Continue Reading