Changing Circuit Court Composition

The U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals are often the courts of last resort for issues from voting rights to immigration to the environment to reproductive health. By confirming judicial nominees at a record pace, the Trump administration and the former Republican Senate Majority ushered in a radical transformation of the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals. The Biden administration and the new Senate Majority have an opportunity to reverse this trend. View our frequently updated infographic for details on circuit court sitting judges, vacancies, and pending nominees: U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals Composition.

Related resources: ACS tracks Article III judicial vacancies and confirmations through our interactive district and circuit court map.

*Updated as of June 6, 2024