The Senate has confirmed two women to be United States District Court judges. Sharon Gleason was confirmed to the District Court of Alaska by a bipartisan vote of 87-8 and Yvonne Gonzales Rogers to the Northern District of California by a bipartisan vote of 89-6.
Gleason is the first woman to serve as a federal district judge in Alaska. Nominated to the seat on April 6, 2011, she has waited 224 days to be confirmed. Rogers has waited 196 days from nomination to confirmation.
The Senate’s action leaves 45 judicial nominees pending in the Senate. Twenty-three of these nominees are waiting on the floor for their confirmation votes; 21 of those 23 were reported out of committee either unanimously or with strong bipartisan support.
For the most accurate, up-to-date information on the judicial selection process, visit AFJ's Judicial Selection page.