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On Wednesday in Washington D.C., the Senate unanimously confirmed Judge David Nye to be Idaho’s next U.S. District Court Judge. With his confirmation, Nye fills a more than two-year vacancy on the federal court’s bench.

Matt Guilhem spoke to Carl Tobias at the University of Richmond in Virginia. Tobias is a legal scholar who studies the federal judiciary and says this is a big day for the Gem State.

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The Trump administration on Monday named 10 judges and other law professionals it plans to nominate for key posts as President Donald Trump works to place more conservatives on the nation's federal courts.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that among the candidates are individuals previously named on Trump's list of 21 possible picks for Supreme Court justice. All nominees would require Senate confirmation.

The announcement came less than a month after Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed, restoring the court's conservative tilt.

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Senator Mike Crapo is not giving up on his push to get a vote on Pocatello judge David Nye's nomination to the U.S. District Court of Idaho. Nye was selected to fill a vacant seat on the court in April. Since then, he’s survived questions from the senate judiciary committee, and has been waiting to get a full vote from the Senate. Crapo is hopeful Nye's nomination can come to a vote during the current lame duck session.

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An Idaho judge has been confirmed by a U.S. Senate Committee. Now David Nye faces the full Senate. The Spokesman Review’s Eye on Boise Blog reports Nye got unanimous support from the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday for the job of Idaho’s next U.S. district judge.

At least five prominent female Idaho attorneys who applied for the U.S. District Court bench opening haven't been interviewed by the state's two U.S. senators while four men who applied for the job have.

The Spokesman Review reports in a story on Tuesday that U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson, U.S. Magistrate Candy Dale and Boise attorney Terri Pickens Manweiler are among the attorneys who say they completed questionnaires made available by Republican U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch.

A federal court judge for the District of Idaho has announced his intention to leave active service in 2015.

U.S. District Court Judge Edward Lodge on Wednesday notified President Barack Obama that he plans to assume senior status on July 3.

Senior status means the 80-year-old Lodge will continue to serve the court but his caseload will be cut back over time. 

President George H.W. Bush nominated Lodge and he started serving on the court for the District of Idaho on Nov. 17, 1989.