New judicial nominations database

We are happy to announce that we have released a new site for researching and tracking federal judicial nominations.

The site is available at http://judges.law.yale.edu/ .And it includes data for every federal judicial nomination from the 103rd congress to the current day.

The site offers:

  1. The ability to quickly and easily track down nominees based on a number of faceted criteria including congress, nominating president, and nomination result.
  2. The ability to track nominees and nominations via RSS feeds.
  3. Up to date contact information for sitting judges nominated and confirmed since the 103rd congress, and nominees from the 111th congress forward.

Possible future enhancements include:

  1. Adding additional biographical data such as education (currently only Yale grads are tracked), gender, etc.
  2. Adding the ability to narrow down nominations by date and sort congress information by date.
  3. Better styled RSS feeds, RSS feeds for search results.
  4. Enhanced search capabilities.

Why isn't Sonia Sotomayor listed as having been nominated to the Supreme Court?

As of the writing of this blog post, President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Sonia Sotomayor as Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. When her nomination is made official and received in the senate, we will add this information to the nominations database. But you can track her nomination by using the RSS feed from her existing profile page, or using the RSS feeds for Recent Nominations on the home page.

Any additional questions, comments, suggestions (including corrections), should be sent to lawlib.webmaster at yale.edu

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