The Senate has confirmed Judge Christopher Droney to the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals by a bipartisan vote of 88-0.

President Obama nominated Droney to the seat on May 4, 2011; on July 21 he was reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee by a unanimous voice vote. From the date of his nomination, he has been waiting 209 days to be confirmed to fill his seat, which has been labeled a judicial emergency by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

The Senate’s action leaves 22 other judicial nominees waiting on the floor for their confirmation votes, 20 of whom were reported out of committee either unanimously or with strong bipartisan support.

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