Kaplan’s Nomination and Confirmation

Senate Judiciary Committee

Elaine D. Kaplan
U.S. Judge, Court of Federal Claims
Nominated:
March 19, 2013
Committee Questionnaire
Hearing Date:
May 8, 2013
Reported by Committee: June 6, 2013
Confirmed by Senate
: September 17, 2013 (vote: 64-35)

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Senate Confirmation

Vote Breakdown – Sept. 17, 2013, 113th Congress

YEAs —64
Alexander (R-TN)
Baldwin (D-WI)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Chiesa (R-NJ)
Collins (R-ME)
Coons (D-DE)
Corker (R-TN)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Hirono (D-HI)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Manchin (D-WV)
Markey (D-MA)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Portman (R-OH)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)
NAYs —35
Ayotte (R-NH)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Enzi (R-WY)
Fischer (R-NE)
Flake (R-AZ)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Heller (R-NV)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kirk (R-IL)
Lee (R-UT)
McConnell (R-KY)
Moran (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)
Not Voting – 1
Baucus (D-MT)

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Past Confirmations to the Court of Federal Claims

Current Judges

Judge

Appointed

Chief Judge

Appointed by

Vote

Emily C. Hewitt

1998

2009-Present

Clinton; Obama (as Chief Judge)

Unanimous consent, Oct. 21, 1998; N/A

Marian Blank

1986; 2003

Reagan; G.W. Bush

N/A; Vote: 89-0, Mar. 3, 2003

Edward J. Damich

1998

2002-2009

Clinton; G.W. Bush (as Chief Judge)

Unanimous consent, Oct. 21, 1998

Francis M. Allegra

1998

Clinton

Unanimous consent, Oct. 21, 1998

Lynn J. Bush

1998

Clinton

Unanimous consent, Oct. 21, 1998

Nancy B. Firestone

1998

Clinton

Unanimous consent, Oct. 21, 1998

Lawrence J. Bloch

2002

G.W. Bush

Unanimous consent, Oct. 2, 2002

Susan G. Braden

2003

G.W. Bush

Unanimous consent, July 9, 2003

Charles F. Lettow

2003

G.W. Bush

Unanimous consent, July 9, 2003

Mary Ellen Coster Williams

2003

G.W. Bush

Unanimous consent, July 9, 2003

Victor J. Wolski

2003

G.W. Bush

Vote: 54-43, July 9, 2003

George W. Miller

2004

G.W. Bush

Unanimous consent, Dec. 9, 2003

Margaret M. Sweeney

2005

G.W. Bush

Voice vote, Oct. 21, 2005

Thomas C. Wheeler

2005

G. W. Bush

Voice vote, Oct. 21, 2005

Patricia E. Campbell-Smith

2013

Obama

Voice vote, Sept. 17, 2003

Elaine D. Kaplan

2013

Obama

Vote: 64-35, Sept. 17, 2013

Senior Judges

Eric G. Bruggink

1986-2001

Reagan

N/A

James F. Merow

1982-1998

Reagan

Unanimous consent, Aug. 3, 1983

John Paul Wiese

1982-2001

Reagan

Unanimous consent, Oct. 8, 1986

Past Judges

Alex Kozinski

1982-1985

1982-1985

Reagan

Unanimous consent, Aug. 20, 1982

Joseph V. Colaianni

1982-1984

Reagan

N/A

Lloyd Fletcher

1982-1982

Reagan

N/A

Kenneth R. Harkins

1982-1987

Reagan

N/A

Roald A. Hogeson

1982-1988

Reagan

N/A

Harry E. Wood

1982-1986

Reagan

N/A

Judith Ann Yannello

1982-1987

Reagan

N/A

Phillip R. Miller

1982-1986

Reagan

N/A

David Schwartz

1982-1982

Reagan

N/A

Robert M. M. Seto

1982-1987

Reagan

N/A

Louis Spector

1982-1983

Reagan

N/A

Mastin G. White

1982-1982

Reagan

N/A

George Willi

1982-1982

Reagan

N/A

Mood R. Tidwell, III

1983-1998

Reagan

N/A

John Light Napier

1986-1989

Reagan

N/A

Wilkes C. Robinson

1987-1997

Reagan

N/A

Randall Ray Rader

1988-1990

Reagan

Unanimous consent, Aug. 3, 1990

Diane Gilbert Sypolt

1990-2005

G.H.W. Bush

N/A

Christine Odell Cook Miller

1988-2013

Reagan

N/A

Lawrence M. Baskir

1998-2013

2000-2002

Clinton

Unanimous consent, Oct. 21, 1998

Haldane Robert Mayer

1982-1987

Reagan

Unanimous consent, Dec. 10, 1982

Christine Cook Nettesheim

1982-?

Reagan

Unanimous consent, Dec. 10, 1982

Bohdan A. Futey

1987-2002

Reagan

Unanimous consent, May 7, 1987

Reginald W. Gibson

1982-1995

Reagan

Unanimous consent, Dec. 10, 1982

Robert H. Hodges, Jr.

1990-2005

G.H.W. Bush

Unanimous consent, Mar. 9, 1990

Thomas J. Lydon

1982-1987

Reagan

N/A

Lawrence S. Margolis

1982-1987

Reagan

Unanimous consent, Dec. 10, 1982

Loren A. Smith

1985-2000

1985-2000

Reagan

Unanimous consent, July 10, 1985

Robert J. Yock

1982-1998

Reagan

Unanimous consent, Aug. 3, 1983