President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court vacancy last month, but has yet to receive a hearing. However, he is not alone. There are currently 46 other judicial nominees that have yet to receive a vote.
The Huffington Post reports that GOP leaders do not want to confirm any judges until 2017, so there are currently vacancies on courts throughout the US that may remain vacant for awhile. Republicans, since becoming the Senate majority in January 2015, have only confirmed 16 judicial nominees.
President Obama says that this is “dangerous,” and the Republicans are only contributing to the political polarization of our judicial system.