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 2/12/2020: The Senate recently confirmed the 51st new circuit court judge during the Trump administration, leaving only 1 remaining vacancy at the circuit court level. View details in our On the Bench updates, updated weekly.
Related resources: ACS tracks Article III judicial vacancies and confirmations through our interactive district and circuit court map.
*Updated as of May 5, 2020