Obama has far fewer judicial choices confirmed after two years than Bush or Clinton
Despite the Senate confirmation of 19 judges (of 38) nominated by President Obama for positions on the federal bench during the lame-duck session of Congress, he has had far fewer of his nominees confirmed in his first two years than recent presidents.
A total of 60 judges nominated by Obama thus far in his presidency have been confirmed to U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and U.S. district courts compared to 100 for President George W. Bush and 126 for President Clinton in the same time period.
There are currently 16 vacancies among the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and 81 vacancies at U.S. district courts.