Updated at 8:21 p.m.
With the odds of confirmation increasingly unlikely, pending District of Columbia Superior Court judicial nominee Rainey Brandt was appointed this week as a Superior Court magistrate judge.
Brandt, special counsel to the chief judge of Superior Court, was nominated for a judgeship by the White House in March and appeared before a U.S. Senate committee this summer. The Senate has since failed to act on her nomination, which will expire at the end of the year. As previously reported by The National Law Journal, confirmations are historically rare after a presidential election.
The court announced today that Superior Court Chief Judge Lee Satterfield had appointed Brandt and Gretchen Rohr as magistrate judges. Rohr will serve as chair of the court's mental health commission.