If you care about civil liberties, clean air, privacy, reproductive rights, social justice, corporate accountability, equality, and fairness, then you care about our federal courts.

Every day, federal judges protect the Constitution, place a check on overzealous legislatures, and help Americans find justice. AFJ’s Judicial Selection Project monitors and assesses federal judicial nominations to ensure our courts are staffed with highly-qualified judges that will safeguard the rights of all Americans… not just the privileged few.



These fully interactive dashboards provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on where federal judgeships are vacant, where nominees are pending – and where there is no nominee – how long each seat has been vacant and which vacancies are judicial emergencies.

We also compare the nominees of recent presidents, looking at the number of nominees, the number confirmed, and the diversity in nominees’ backgrounds.

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