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 Senate Majority are ushering in a radical transformation of the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals. View our frequently updated infographic for details on circuit court sitting judges, vacancies, and pending nominees: U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals Composition.

Latest 12/13/2019: The Senate recently confirmed the 174th new lifetime federal judge during the Trump administration, representing one-fifth of all such judges at the federal level. Details in our In Brief blog.

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

*Updated as of December 11, 2019