Infographic: Divided Government Has Not Always Meant Slow Judicial Confirmations

This graphic was originally published on September 9, 2015, and was updated to reflect the most recent judicial confirmation data through the end of 2015.

In 2015, the U.S. Senate has confirmed just 11 federal judges to the bench, and the number of judicial emergencies has nearly tripled. As the graphic below shows, this is the worst obstruction of judicial nominations in more than half a century. As a result, millions of Americans are being denied access to justice.

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See the November 17, 2015, version of this infographic.

See the October 27, 2015, version of this infographic.

See the October 15, 2015, version of this infographic.

See the October 7, 2015, version of this infographic.

See the September 9, 2015, version of this infographic.

Anisha Singh is the Campaign Manager for Legal Progress at the Center for American Progress. Jake Faleschini is the Director of the Courts Program for Legal Progress at the Center.