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.
*Updated as of December 11, 2019