Obama’s Judicial Confirmations

Interesting article comparing the confirmation rate of President Obama’s nominees to the federal bench with past presidents.

District Confirmations at Summer Recess *
 Election Year Only Term to Recess   Recess Date
 1993-96 (Clinton)  46% (18/39)  87% (169/195)  Aug. 2
1996-2000 57% (27/47) 82% (132/161) Jul. 27
2001-04 (Bush) 73% (24/33) 93% (162/174) Jul. 22
2005-08 33% (14/43) 73% (83/114) Aug. 1
2009-12 (Obama) 52% (28/54) 80% (125/156) Aug. 3

 

 Court of Appeals Confirmations at Summer Recess
 Election Year Only Term to Recess   Recess Date
 1993-96 (Clinton) 18% (2/11) 77% (30/39)  Aug. 2
1996-2000 35% (8/23) 63% (35/56) Jul. 27
2001-04 (Bush) 24% (5/21) 67% (34/51) Jul. 22
2005-08 27% (4/15) 60% (26/43) Aug. 1
2009-12 (Obama) 45% (5/11) 71% (30/42) Aug. 3

via Brookings Institution

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