Yesterday, President Obama nominated 7 people to fill vacant federal judgeships. You can read the White House press release describing the nominees here. We have previously discussed the issues surrounding President Obama's nominees--or lack of them--here and here.
Even with the 7 new nominations, there are still 41 seats for which no one has been nominated. Minnesota does not have any vacancies, but I note that Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Puerto Rico have open seats. Mr. Torvik are you ready to serve if your president asks?