Judicial Nominations

Every day, federal courts decide cases critical to our rights — from the environment to voting to immigration. Those who are appointed to serve on the bench must be qualified, fair, and impartial.

 

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National Overview

Total Federal Judges: 870
Current Vacancies: 145 (0 Supreme Court, 13 circuit, 130 district, 2 IT)
Future Vacancies: 32
Pending Nominees: 95 (1 Supreme Court, 11 circuit, 81 district, 2 IT)
Waiting for Floor Vote: 52 (0 Supreme Court, 4 circuit, 47 district, IT)

National Overview

Total Federal Judges: 870
Current Vacancies: 145 (0 Supreme Court, 13 circuit, 130 district, 2 IT)
Future Vacancies: 32
Pending Nominees: 95 (1 Supreme Court, 11 circuit, 81 district, 2 IT)
Waiting for Floor Vote: 52 (0 Supreme Court, 4 circuit, 47 district, IT)

Federal

DC Circuit

 

Appeals Court Website

29 judgeships

  • 24 active judges
  • 16 senior status judges

5 current vacancies

  • Vacant since: 10/11/2016, 12/31/2016, 12/11/2015, 12/31/2016, 12/18/2017
  • 5 judicial emergencies
  • 2 future vacancies
  • To be vacated: 3/3/2018, 8/11/2018

1 nominee

Active Judges

  • Carlos T. Bea, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed September 29, 2003
  • Marsha Siegel Berzon, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed March 9, 2000
  • Jay S. Bybee, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed March 13, 2003
  • Consuelo Maria Callahan, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed May 22, 2003
  • Morgan Christen, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed December 15, 2011
  • William A. Fletcher, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed October 8, 1998
  • Michelle Friedland, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed April 28, 2014
  • Ronald Murray Gould, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed November 17, 1999
  • Susan Graber, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed March 17, 1998
  • Andrew Hurwitz, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed June 12, 2012
  • Sandra Segal Ikuta, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed June 19, 2006
  • M. Margaret McKeown, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed March 27, 1998
  • Mary Murguia, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed December 22, 2010
  • Jacqueline Nguyen, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed May 7, 2012
  • John B. Owens, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed March 31, 2014
  • Richard A. Paez, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed March 9, 2000
  • Johnnie B. Rawlinson, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed July 21, 2000
  • Stephen Roy Reinhardt, Nominated by Jimmy Carter, Confirmed September 11, 1980
  • Milan Dale Smith Jr., Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed May 16, 2006
  • N. Randy Smith, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed February 15, 2007
  • Richard C. Tallman, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed May 24, 2000
  • Sidney Runyan Thomas, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed January 2, 1996
  • Kim McLane Wardlaw, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed July 31, 1998
  • Paul Watford, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed May 21, 2012

Senior Status Judges

  • William Cameron Canby Jr., Nominated by Jimmy Carter, Confirmed May 21, 1980
  • Richard R. Clifton, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed July 18, 2002
  • Joseph Jerome Farris, Nominated by Jimmy Carter, Confirmed September 26, 1979
  • Ferdinand Francis Fernandez, Nominated by George H.W. Bush, Confirmed May 18, 1989
  • Raymond C. Fisher, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed October 5, 1999
  • Alfred Theodore Goodwin, Nominated by Richard M. Nixon, Confirmed November 23, 1971
  • Michael Daly Hawkins, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed September 14, 1994
  • Andrew Jay Kleinfeld, Nominated by George H.W. Bush, Confirmed September 12, 1991
  • Edward Leavy, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed March 20, 1987
  • Dorothy Wright Nelson, Nominated by Jimmy Carter, Confirmed December 19, 1979
  • Diarmuid Fionntain O’Scannlain, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed September 25, 1986
  • Mary Murphy Schroeder, Nominated by Jimmy Carter, Confirmed September 25, 1979
  • Barry G. Silverman, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed January 28, 1998
  • Atsushi Wallace Tashima, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed January 2, 1996
  • Stephen S. Trott, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed March 24, 1988
  • John Clifford Wallace, Nominated by Richard Nixon, Confirmed June 28, 1972

Appeals Court Website

12 judgeships

  • 11 active judges
  • 8 senior status judges

1 vacancy

  • Vacant since: 12/31/2017

1 nominee

Active Judges

  • Robert Edwin Bacharach, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed February 25, 2013
  • Mary Beck Briscoe, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed May 25, 1995
  • Allison Eid, Nominated by Donald J. Trump, Confirmed November 2, 2017
  • Harris L. Hartz, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed December 6, 2001
  • Jerome A. Holmes, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed July 25, 2006
  • Carlos F. Lucero, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed July 30, 1995
  • Scott Matheson, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed December 22, 2010
  • Carolyn Baldwin McHugh, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed March 12, 2014
  • Nancy Moritz, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed May 5, 2014
  • Gregory Alan Phillips, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed July 8, 2013
  • Timothy M. Tymkovich, nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed April 1, 2003

Senior Status Judges

  • Bobby Ray Baldock, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed December 16, 1985
  • David M. Ebel, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed April 19, 1988
  • Paul Joseph Kelly Jr., Nominated by George H.W. Bush, Confirmed April 8, 1992
  • Monroe G. McKay, Nominated by Jimmy Carter, Confirmed November 29, 1977
  • Michael R. Murphy, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed July 25, 1995
  • Terrence L. O’Brien, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed April 15, 2002
  • John Carbone Porfilio, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed May 3, 1985
  • Stephanie Kulp Seymour, Nominated by Jimmy Carter, Confirmed October 31, 1979

Appeals Court Website

11 judgeships

  • 11 active judges
  • 5 senior status judges

1 future vacancy

  • To be vacated: TBD

No nominee

Active Judges

  • William Duane Benton, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed June 24, 2004
  • Steven M. Colloton, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed September 4, 2003
  • Ralph Erickson, Nominated by Donald J. Trump, Confirmed September 28, 2017
  • L. Steven Grasz, Nominated by Donald J. Trump, Confirmed December 12, 2017
  • Raymond W. Gruender, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed May 20, 2004
  • Jane Louise Kelly, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed April 24, 2013
  • James B. Loken, Nominated by George H.W. Bush, Confirmed October 12, 1990
  • Diana E. Murphy, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed October 7, 1994
  • William J. Riley, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed August 2, 2001
  • Bobby E. Shepherd, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed July 20, 2006
  • Lavenski R. Smith, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed July 15, 2002
  • David Stras, Nominated by Donald J. Trump, Confirmed January 30, 2018
  • Roger Leland Wollman, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed July 19, 1985

Senior Status Judges

  • Morris S. Arnold, Nominated by George H. W. Bush, Confirmed May 26, 1992
  • C. Arlen Beam, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed November 6, 1987
  • Pasco Middleton Bowman II, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed July 18, 1983
  • Michael Joseph Melloy, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed February 11, 2002
  • Diane E. Murphy, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed October 7, 1994

Appeals Court Website

17 judgeships

  • 15 active judges
  • 8 senior status judges

2 current vacancies

  • Vacant since: 10/3/2017, 12/31/2016
  • 2 judicial emergencies
  • 2 future vacancies
    • To be vacated: TBD, TBD

3 nominees

Active Judges

  • Edith Brown Clement, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed November 13, 2001
  • Gregg Jeffrey Costa, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed May 21, 2014
  • James L. Dennis, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed September 28, 1995
  • Jennifer Walker Elrod, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed October 4, 2007
  • James Earl Graves, Jr., Nominated by Barack H. Obama, Confirmed February 14, 2011
  • Catharina Haynes, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed April 10, 2008
  • Stephen Andrew Higginson, Nominated by Barack H. Obama, Confirmed October 31, 2011
  • James Ho, Nominated by Donald J. Trump, Confirmed December 14, 2017
  • Edith Hollan Jones, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed April 3, 1985
  • Priscilla Richman Owen, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed May 25, 2005
  • Edward Charles Prado, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed May 1, 2003
  • Jerry Edwin Smith, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed December 19, 1987
  • Leslie Southwick, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed October 24, 2007
  • Carl E. Stewart, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed May 6, 1994
  • Don Willett, Nominated by Donald J. Trump, Confirmed December 13, 2017

Senior Status Judges

  • Fortunato Pedro Benavides, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed May 6, 1994
  • Rhesa Hawkins Barksdale, Nominated by George H.W. Bush, Confirmed March 9, 1990
  • W. Eugene Davis, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed November 15, 1983
  • Patrick Errol Higginbotham, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed July 27, 1982
  • E. Grady Jolly, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed July 27, 1982
  • Carolyn Dineen King, Nominated by Jimmy Carter, Confirmed July 12, 1979
  • Thomas Morrow Reavley, Nominated by Jimmy Carter, Confirmed July 12, 1979
  • Jacques Loeb Wiener, Jr., Nominated by George H.W. Bush, Confirmed March 9, 1990

Appeals Court Website

12 judgeships

  • 11 active judges
  • 7 senior status judges
  • 1 vacancy
    • Vacant since: 12/31/2017
  • 1 judical emergency

1 nominee

Active Judges

  • Edward Earl Carnes, Nominated by George H.W. Bush, Confirmed September 9, 1992
  • Julie Carnes, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed July 21, 2014
  • Adalberto Jordan, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed February 12, 2012
  • Stanley Marcus, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed November 7, 1997
  • Beverly Baldwin Martin, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed January 20, 2010
  • Kevin Newsom, Nominated by Donald Trump, Confirmed August 1, 2017
  • Jill Pryor, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed September 8, 2014
  • William Holcombe Pryor Jr., Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed June 9, 2005
  • Robin Rosenbaum, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed May 12, 2014
  • Gerald Bard Tjoflat, Nominated by Gerald Ford, Confirmed November 20, 1975
  • Charles R. Wilson, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed July 30, 1999

Senior Status Judges

  • R. Lanier Anderson III, Nominated by Jimmy Carter, Confirmed July 12, 1979
  • Susan Harrell Black, Nominated by George H.W. Bush, Confirmed August 11, 1992
  • Emmett Ripley Cox, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed April 15, 1988
  • Joel Fredrick Dubina, Nominated by George H.W. Bush, Confirmed September 28, 1990
  • James Larry Edmondson, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed April 29, 1986
  • Peter Thorp Fay, Nominated by Gerald Ford, Confirmed September 17, 1976
  • Frank M. Hull, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed September 4, 1997

Appeals Court Website

11 judgeships

  • 8 active judges
  • 3 senior status judges
  • 3 current vacancies
    • Vacant since: 6/5/2017, 9/2/2017, 1/7/2010
      • 1 judicial emergency
  • 1 future vacancy
    • To be vacated: TBD

3 nominees

Active Judges

  • Amy Coney Barrett, Nominated by Donald J. Trump, Confirmed October 31, 2017
  • Frank Hoover Easterbrook, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed April 3, 1985
  • Joel Martin Flaum, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed May 4, 1983
  • David Frank Hamilton, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed November 19, 2009
  • Michael Stephen Kanne, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed May 19, 1987
  • Ilana Kara Diamond Rovner, Nominated by George H.W. Bush, Confirmed August 12, 1992
  • Diane S. Sykes, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed June 24, 2004
  • Diane Pamela Wood, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed June 30, 1995

Senior Status Judges

  • William Joseph Bauer, Nominated by Gerald Ford, Confirmed December 19, 1974
  • Daniel Anthony Manion, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed June 26, 1986
  • Kenneth Francis Ripple, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed March 3, 1985

Appeals Court Website

16 judgeships

  • 16 active judges
  • 10 senior status judges
  • 2 future vacancies
    • To be vacated: TBD, TBD

1 nominee

Active Judges

  • Alice Moore Batchelder, Nominated by George H.W. Bush, Confirmed November 27, 1991
  • John Bush, Nominated by Donald J. Trump, Confirmed July 20, 2017
  • Eric L. Clay, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed July 31, 1997
  • R. Guy Cole Jr., Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed December 22, 1995
  • Deborah L. Cook, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed May 5, 2003
  • Bernice Bouie Donald, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed September 6, 2011
  • Julia Smith Gibbons, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed July 29, 2002
  • Richard Allen Griffin, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed June 9, 2005
  • Raymond M. Kethledge, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed June 24, 2008
  • Joan Larsen, Nominated by Donald J. Trump, Confirmed November 1, 2017
  • Karen Nelson Moore, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed March 24, 1995
  • John M. Rogers, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed November 14, 2002
  • Jane Branstetter Stranch, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed September 13, 2010
  • Jeffrey S. Sutton, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed April 29, 2003
  • Amul Thapar, Nominated by Donald J. Trump, Confirmed May 25, 2017
  • Helene S. White, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed June 24, 2008

Senior Status Judges

  • Danny Julian Boggs, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed March 3, 1986
  • Martha Craig Daughtrey, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed November 20, 1993
  • Ronald Lee Gilman, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed November 6, 1997
  • Ralph B. Guy Jr., Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed October 16, 1985
  • Damon Jerome Keith, Nominated by Jimmy Carter, Confirmed October 20, 1977
  • Gilbert Stroud Merritt Jr., Nominated by Jimmy Carter, Confirmed October 29, 1977
  • Alan Eugene Norris, Nominated by Jimmy Carter, Confirmed June 6, 1986
  • Eugene Edward Siler Jr., Nominated by George H.W. Bush, Confirmed September 12, 1991
  • Richard Fred Suhrheinrich, Nominated by George H.W. Bush, Confirmed June 28, 1990
  • David William McKeague, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed June 9, 2005

Appeals Court Website

15 judgeships

  • 14 active judges
  • 2 senior status judges
  • 1 current vacancy
    • Vacant since: 1/30/2018
    • 1 judicial emergency
  • 1 future vacancy
    • To be vacated: 8/31/2018

No nominee

Active Judges

  • Steven G. Agee, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed May 20, 2008
  • Albert Diaz, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed December 18, 2010
  • Allyson Kay Duncan, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed July 17, 2003
  • Henry Franklin Floyd, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed October 3, 2011
  • Roger L. Gregory, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed July 20, 2001. Roger Gregory was initially nominated by Bill Clinton, at the end of Clinton’s term. The Senate didn’t act on the nomination and Gregory was recess appointed by Clinton. Bush renominated Gregory at the beginning of his first term, and the Senate then confirmed him.
  • Pamela Harris, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed July 28, 2014
  • Barbara Milano Keenan, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed March 2, 2010
  • Robert Bruce King, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed October 8, 1998
  • Diana Jane Gribbon Motz, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed June 15, 1994
  • Paul Victor Niemeyer, Nominated by George H.W. Bush, Confirmed August 3, 1990
  • Stephanie Dawn Thacker, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed April 16, 2012
  • William Byrd Traxler Jr., Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed September 28, 1998
  • James Harvie Wilkinson III, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed August 9, 1984
  • James Wynn, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed August 5, 2010

Senior Status Judges

  • Clyde H. Hamilton, Nominated by George H.W. Bush, Confirmed July 18, 1991
  • Dennis W. Shedd, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed November 19, 2002

Appeals Court Website

14 judgeships

  • 12 active judges
  • 9 senior status judges
  • 2 vacancies
    • Vacant since: 2/1/2017, 7/18/2016

No nominee

Active Judges

  • Thomas L. Ambro, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed February 10, 2000
  • Stephanos Bibas, Nominated by Donald J. Trump, Confirmed November 2, 2017
  • Michael A. Chagares, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed April 4, 2006
  • Joseph A. Greenaway Jr., Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed February 9, 2010
  • Thomas Michael Hardiman, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed March 15, 2007
  • Kent A. Jordan, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed December 8, 2006
  • Cheryl Krause, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed July 7, 2014
  • L. Felipe Restrepo, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed January 11, 2016
  • Theodore Alexander McKee, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed June 8, 1994
  • Patty Schwartz, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed April 9, 2013
  • D. Brooks Smith, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed July 31, 2002
  • Thomas Ignatius Vanaskie, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed April 21, 2010

Senior Status Judges

  • Robert E. Cowen, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed November 6, 1987
  • D. Michael Fisher, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed December 9, 2003
  • Julio M. Fuentes, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed March 7, 2000
  • Morton I. Greenberg, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed March 20, 1987
  • Richard Lowell Nygaard, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed October 14, 1988
  • Marjorie O. Rendell, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed September 26, 1997
  • Jane Richards Roth, Nominated by George H.W. Bush, Confirmed June 27, 1991
  • Anthony Joseph Scirica, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed August 5, 1987,
  • Walter King Stapleton, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed April 3, 1985

Appeals Court Website

13 judgeships

  • 11 active judges
  • 11 senior status judges
  • 2 vacancies
    • Vacant since: 8/1/2016, 9/5/2016
  • 2 judicial emergencies

No nominee

Active Judges

  • Jose Alberto Cabranes, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed August 9, 1994
  • Susan Laura Carney, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed May 17, 2011
  • Denny Chin, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed April 22, 2010
  • Christopher F. Droney, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed November 28, 2011
  • Peter W. Hall, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed June 24, 2004
  • Dennis G. Jacobs, Nominated by George H.W. Bush, Confirmed September 29, 1992
  • Robert A. Katzmann, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed July 14, 1999
  • Debra Ann Livingston, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed May 9, 2007
  • Raymond Joseph Lohier, Jr., Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed December 19, 2010
  • Rosemary S. Pooler, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed June 2, 1998
  • Reena Raggi, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed September 20, 2002

Senior Status Judges

  • Gerard E. Lynch, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed September 17, 2009
  • Richard C. Wesley, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed June 11, 2003
  • Guido Calabresi, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed July 18, 1994
  • Amalya Lyle Kearse, Nominated by Jimmy Carter, Confirmed June 19, 1979
  • Pierre Nelson Leval, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed October 18, 1993
  • Jon Ormond Newman, Nominated by Jimmy Carter, Confirmed June 19, 1979
  • Barrington Daniels Parker Jr., Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed October 11, 2001
  • Robert David Sack, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed June 15, 1998
  • Chester J. Straub, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed June 1, 1998

Appeals Court Website

6 judgeships

  • 6 active judges
  • 3 senior status judges
  • 0 vacancies

Active Judges

  • David J. Barron, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed May 22, 2014
  • Jeffrey R. Howard, Nominated by George W. Bush, Confirmed April 23, 2002
  • William J. Kayatta, Jr., Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed February 14, 2013
  • Sandra Lea Lynch, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed March 17, 1995
  • Ojetta Rogeriee Thompson, Nominated by Barack Obama, Confirmed March 17, 2010
  • Juan R. Torruella, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed October 3, 1984

Senior Status Judges

  • Kermit Victor Lipez, Nominated by William Clinton, Confirmed April 2, 1998
  • Bruce Marshall Selya, Nominated by Ronald Reagan, Confirmed October 8, 1986
  • Norman H. Stahl, Nominated by George H.W. Bush, Confirmed June 26, 1992

District of Columbia

15 judgeships

  • 14 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 3/16/2016

Central District of California

28 judgeships

  • 22 active judges

6 current vacancies

  •  8/1/2014
  • 10/29/2015
  • 1/28/2016
  • 11/23/2016
  • 1/6/2017
  • 10/7/2017

Eastern District of California

6 judgeships

  • 6 active judges

Northern District of California

14 judgeships

  • 14 active judges

Southern District of California

13 judgeships

  • 10 active judges

3 current vacancies

  • 9/30/2016
  • 12/31/2017
  • 2/6/2018

1 future vacancy

  • 10/31/2018

Eastern District of Washington

4 judgeships

  • 4 active judges

Western District of Washington

7 judgeships

  • 4 active judges

3 current vacancies

  • 1/27/2016
  • 2/6/2016
  • 6/28/2016

District of Oregon

6 judgeships

  • 5 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 7/27/2017

District of Nevada

7 judgeships

  • 6 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 2/1/2016

1 future vacancy

  • 6/29/2018

District of Idaho

2 judgeships

  • 2 active judges

District of Montana

3 judgeships

  • 3 active judges

District of Arizona

13 judgeships

  • 11 active judges

3 current vacancies

1 future vacancies

  • 7/31/2018

District of Alaska

3 judgeships

  • 2 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 12/31/2015

District of Wyoming

3 judgeships

  • 3 active judges

District of Utah

5 judgeships

  • 4 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 9/1/2014
    • Howard Nielson Jr., nominated 9/28/2017
      • Announcement
      • Hearing Date: 1/10/2018
      • Reported by Committee: 2/8/2018

District of Colorado

7 judgeships

  • 6 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 4/12/2016
    • Daniel Domenico, nominated 1/8/2018
      • Announcement
      • Hearing Date: 1/24/2018
      • Reported by Committee: 2/15/2018

District of New Mexico

7 judgeships

  • 7 active judges

1 future vacancy

  • 7/25/2018

District of Kansas

6 judgeships

  • 4 active judges

2 current vacancies

Eastern District of Oklahoma

1 judgeship

  • 1 active judge

Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma

1 shared judgeship

  • 0 actives judges

1 current vacancy

Northern District of Oklahoma

  • 4 judgeships
    • 4 active judges

Western District of Oklahoma

6 judgeships

  • 4 active judges

2 vacancies

District of North Dakota

2 judgeships

  • 1 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 9/28/2017

District of South Dakota

3 judgeships

  • 3 active judges

District of Nebraska

3 judgeships

  • 3 active judges

1 future vacancy

  • 12/1/2018

District of Minnesota

7 judgeships

  • 5 active judges

2 current vacancies

Northern District of Iowa

2 judgeships

  • 1 active judge

1 current vacancy

Southern District of Iowa

3 total judgeships

  • 3 active judges

Eastern District of Missouri

9 judgeships

  • 8 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 8/31/2017

Western District of Missouri

6 judgeships

  • 6 active judges

Eastern District of Arkansas

5 judgeships

  • 5 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 3/31/2018

Western District of Arkansas

3 judgeships

  • 3 active judges

Eastern District of Texas

8 judgeships

  • 5 active judges

3 current vacancies

Northern District of Texas

12 judgeships

  • 8 active judges

4 current vacancies

1 future vacancy

  • 9/22/2018

Southern District of Texas

19 judgeships

  • 17 active judges

3 current vacancies

Western District of Texas

13 judgeships

  • 11 active judges

2 current vacancies

Eastern District of Louisiana

12 judgeships

  • 10 active judges

2 current vacancies

Middle District of Louisiana

3 judgeships

  • 3 active judges

Western District of Louisiana

7 judgeships

  • 2 active judges

5 current vacancies

Northern District of Mississippi

3 judgeships

  • 3 active judges

Southern District of Mississippi

6 judgeships

  • 6 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 3/23/2018

District of Hawaii

4 judgeships

  • 3 active judges

1 current vacancy

Eastern District of Michigan

15 judgeships

  • 14 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 10/26/2016

Western District of Michigan

4 judgeships

  • 3 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 1/31/2017

Eastern District of Wisconsin

5 judgeships

  • 4 active judges

1 current vacancy

Western District of Wisconsin

2 judgeships

  • 2 active judges

Central District of Illinois

4 judgeships

  • 4 active judges

Northern District of Illinois

22 judgeships

  • 19 active judges

3 current vacancies

  • 10/21/2016
  • 3/1/2017
  • 2/17/2018

2 future vacancies

  • TBD
  • 5/10/2019

Southern District of Illinois

4 judgeships

  • 4 active judges

Northern District of Indiana

5 judgeships

  • 3 active judges

2 current vacancies

  • 1/11/2016
  • 9/29/2017
    • Holly Brady, nominated 4/10/2018

Southern District of Indiana

5 judgeships

  • 3 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 6/30/2014

1 future vacancy

Northern District of Ohio

11 judgeships

  • 10 active judges

1 current vacancy

Southern District of Ohio

8 judgeships

  • 6 active judges

2 current vacancies

  • 5/2/2016
  • 6/30/2017

1 future vacancy

  • 5/31/2018

Eastern and Western District of Kentucky

1 shared judgeship

  • 0 active judges

1 current vacancy

Eastern District of Kentucky

5 judgeships

  • 4 active judges

1 current vacancy

Western District of Kentucky

4 judgeships

  • 4 active judges

Eastern District of Tennessee

5 judgeships

  • 5 active judges

Middle District of Tennessee

4 judgeships

  • 3 active judges

1 current vacancy

Western District of Tennessee

5 judgeships

  • 4 active judges

1 current vacancy

Middle District of Alabama

3 judgeships

  • 1 active judges

2 current vacancies

Northern District of Alabama

8 judgeships

  • 6 active judges

2 current vacancies

1 future vacancy

  • 6/22/2018

Southern District of Alabama

3 judgeships

  • 1 active judges

2 current vacancies

Middle District of Georgia

4 judgeships

  • 4 active judges

Northern District of Georgia

11 judgeships

  • 10 active judges

1 current vacancy

1 future vacancy

  • 7/1/2018

Southern District of Georgia

3 judgeships

  • 2 active judges

1 current vacancy

Middle District of Florida

15 judgeships

  • 12 active judges

3 current vacancies

1 future vacancy

  • To be vacated: 12/14/2018

Northern District of Florida

4 judgeships

  • 2 active judges

2 current vacancies

  • 12/31/2015
  • 11/7/2016

Southern District of Florida

18 judgeships

  • 13 active judges

5 current vacancies

  • 5/12/2014
  • 8/5/2016
  • 1/31/2017
  • 7/1/2017
  • 8/1/2017

District of South Carolina

10 judgeships

  • 10 active judges

1 future vacancy

  • TBD

Eastern District of North Carolina

4 judgeships

  • 3 active judges

1 current vacancy

Middle District of North Carolina

4 judgeships

  • 4 active judges
  • 0 vacancies

Western District of North Carolina

5 judgeships

  • 4 active judges

1 current vacancy

Eastern District of Virginia

11 judgeships

  • 10 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 9/30/2017

1 future vacancy

  • 6/1/2018

Western District of Virginia

4 judgeships

  • 3 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 12/11/2017

Northern District of West Virginia

3 judgeships

  • 2 active judges

1 current vacancy

Southern District of West Virginia

5 judgeships

  • 5 active judges

District of Maryland

10 judgeships

  • 9 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 2/1/2016

District of Delaware

4 judgeships

  • 2 active judges

2 current vacancies

District of New Jersey

17 judgeships

  • 14 active judges

3 current vacancies

  • 2/10/2015
  • 3/6/2015
  • 5/31/2017

2 future vacancies

  • 6/14/2018
  • 11/2/2018

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

22 judgeships

  • 18 active judges

4 current vacancies

  • 11/18/2013
  • 1/11/2016
  • 4/3/2017
    • Joshua Wolson, nominated 5/15/2018
  • 9/28/2017

Middle District of Pennsylvania

6 judgeships

  • 6 active judges

1 future vacancy

  • 10/11/2018

Western District of Pennsylvania

10 judgeships

  • 4 active judges

6 current vacancies

1 future vacancy

  • 12/6/2018

Eastern District of New York

15 judgeships

  • 11 active judges

4 current vacancies

Northern District of New York

5 judgeships

  • 4 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 1/1/2016

Southern District of New York

28 judgeships

  • 24 active judges

4 current vacancies

  • 8/1/2015
  • 3/1/2017
  • 8/5/2017
  • 3/1/2018

1 future vacancy

  • TBD

Western District of New York

4 judgeships

  • 3 active judges

1 current vacancy

District of Connecticut

8 judgeships

  • 7 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 1/1/2017
    • Kari Dooley, nominated 12/20/2017 for seat vacated 1/1/2017
      • Announcement
      • Hearing Date: 3/7/2018
      • Reported by Committee: 4/19/2018

1 future vacancy

  • 8/31/2018

District of Massachusetts

13 judgeships

  • 11 active judges

2 vacancies

  • 6/1/2015
  • 1/1/2018

District of Vermont

2 judgeships

  • 2 active judges

District of New Hampshire

3 judgeships

  • 3 active judges

District of Rhode Island

3 judgeships

  • 2 active judges

1 current vacancy

District of Maine

3 judgeships

  • 2 active judges

1 current vacancy

District of Puerto Rico

7 judgeships

  • 6 active judges

1 current vacancy

  • 6/1/2016

District of Virgin Islands

2 judgeships

  • 2 active judges

 

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