Eagle Forum
Email
Subscribe
Shop
Shop
Youtube
Youtube
Blogger
Blog
Feeds
Feed

Alerts Nominations Architects vs. Activists Court Cases Courts & Culture Links
We the People Court College Curbing the Courts Court Comedy Law Library Resources

VOL. 4, NO. 19 Dec. 19, 2002

JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS SCORECARD:
THE SENATE BARELY PASSES?

Part II: A Statistical Survey 
The 107th Congress is now history, and we conclude here the "Statistical Survey" of the Senate's judicial confirmation record which we surveyed initially in our Court Watch Update of August 7, 2002. While the record now looks somewhat better, it is surely more the 2002 elections results, rather than a sudden "conversion to reasonableness" by Senate Democrats that accounts for the changes.

Federal Judicial Vacancies  
Data strongly suggest that as the 2002 campaigns drew to a close, and the election results were tallied, Democrats became more agreeable in confirming President Bush's judicial nominations. The biggest Democrat obstructionism continued to plague the Courts of Appeals more than the District Courts. Consider the following data--both vacancies and nominees decreased in number as the campaigns closed and the election results emerged:


Vacancies by Date and Court
 12/01/027/01/02
District Court Vacancies3461
District Court Nominees15 26
Court of Appeals Vacancies2531
Court of Appeals Nominees 1523
Total Vacancies5992
Total Nominees3049


Status of Nominees Pending More than One Year

Had No Judiciary Committee Hearing = 10 (77%) 
Had Hearing Only = 1 (8%) 
Had Hearing, Denied Floor Vote = 2 (15%)


Total Number of Active Judges by Party of
Appointing President & Years of Presidents' Terms
 
Current Active Judges: Republicans = 402 (50.4%); Democrats = 396 (49.6%) 
Years of Presidency (since 1964): Republicans = 22 (58%); Democrats = 16 (42%)

WE HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE; LET'S MAKE 2003 EVEN BETTER!


Google Ads are provided by Google and are not selected or endorsed by Eagle Forum
PurposesPrinciplesPrograms Personnel