GOP Vows To Fill Vacancies, But Now Depends On Dems

Law360, Washington (February 13, 2020, 6:56 PM EST) -- The White House on Thursday revived 10 nominations for district courts in California as the Republican drive to fill every judicial vacancy enters a challenging phase that will require cross-party cooperation to confirm trial judges mostly in states with Democratic senators.

The Senate has no appellate nominees left to consider after voting on Tuesday to elevate U.S. District Judge Andrew Brasher to the Eleventh Circuit. A single vacancy remains on the Fifth Circuit, but Republicans are waiting for the White House to name a new choice after social conservatives rejected a sitting federal judge as insufficiently conservative.

Of the 69 district judgeships...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS