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A List of Obama's Judicial Nominees

By Ed O'Keefe

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is one of just three of President Obama's judicial nominees confirmed by the Senate.

Liberal activists are beginning to blame the Obama administration for moving too tentatively on the nomination and confirmation of federal judges, The Post's Michael A. Fletcher reports in Friday's editions.

"During his first nine months in office, Obama has won confirmation in the Democratic-controlled Senate for just three of his 23 nominations for federal judgeships, largely because Republicans have used anonymous holds and filibuster threats to slow the proceedings to a crawl."

By October of his first term, Bill Clinton had won Senate confirmation for eight nominees to U.S. District Courts or the Circuit Court of Appeals and one Supreme Court nominee. George W. Bush had won the confirmation of eight District or Circuit Court of Appeals nominees by October of his first year.


Total Nominations Sent to Senate: 23 (1 Supreme Court, 10 Circuit, 12 District)

Total Nominees Confirmed: 3 (1 Supreme Court, 1 Circuit, 1 District)

Total Nominations Pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee: 9 (5 Circuit, 4 District)

Total Nominations Pending on Senate Calendar: 11 (4 Circuit, 7 District)

Confirmed Nominees: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (Confirmed Aug. 6); Gerard Lynch for Second Circuit (Confirmed Sept. 17); Jeffrey Viken for District of South Dakota (Confirmed Sept. 29)


Nominations Before the Full Senate:

David Hamilton, Seventh Circuit (Reported by Senate Judiciary Committee June 4)
Andre Davis, Fourth Circuit (June 4)
Beverly Baldwin Martin, Eleventh Circuit (Sept. 10)
Joseph Greenaway, Third Circuit (Oct. 1)

Nominees Who Have Had Hearings, but Await Committee Vote:

Barbara Milano Keenan, Fourth Circuit (Hearing held Oct.7)

Nominations With Hearings Scheduled:

Jane Branstetter Stranch, Sixth Circuit, (Oct. 21)

Nominations Who Have Not Yet Had Hearings:

Thomas Vanaskie, Third Circuit
Denny Chin, Second Circuit
O. Rogeriee Thompson, First Circuit


Nominations Before the Full Senate:

Charlene Honeywell, MD of Florida (Reported by Senate Judiciary Committee Oct. 1)
Roberto Lange, District of South Dakota (Oct. 1)
Irene Berger, SD of West Virginia (Oct. 1)
Jacqueline H. Nguyen, CD of California (Oct. 15)
Dolly Gee, CD of California (Oct. 15)
Richard Seeborg, ND of California (Oct. 15)
Edward Chen, ND of California (Oct. 15)

Nominations Who Have Had Hearings, Await Committee Vote:


Nominations With Hearings Scheduled:


Nominations Who Have Not Yet Had Hearings:

Abdul Kallon, ND of Alabama
Louis B. Butler, Jr., WD of Wisconsin
Christina Reiss, D of Vermont
Rosanna M. Peterson, ED of Washington

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By Ed O'Keefe  | October 16, 2009; 10:14 AM ET
Categories:  Administration, Revolving Door  
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