List of federal judges appointed by Donald Trump

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Donald Trump with his Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

This is a comprehensive list of all Article III and Article IV United States federal judges appointed by Donald Trump during his presidency, as well as a partial list of Article I federal judicial appointments, excluding appointments to the District of Columbia judiciary.[1]

As of February 15, 2018, the United States Senate has confirmed 24 Article III judges nominated by President Trump, including 1 Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 13 judges for the United States Courts of Appeals, 10 judges for the United States District Courts, and 0 judges for the United States Court of International Trade.[2] There are currently 60 nominations to Article III courts awaiting Senate action, including 11 for the Courts of Appeals and 49 for the District Courts.[3] There are currently no vacancies on the Supreme Court, 17 vacancies on the U.S. Courts of Appeals, 121 vacancies on the U.S. District Courts, 2 vacancies on the U.S. Court of International Trade,[3] and 33 announced federal judicial vacancies that will occur before the end of Trump's first term (9 for the Courts of Appeals and 24 for District Courts).[4] Trump has not made any recess appointments to the federal courts.

In terms of Article I courts, as of February 7, 2018, the Senate has confirmed 4 judges nominated by Trump, 3 for the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and 1 for the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. There are currently 6 nominations to Article I courts awaiting Senate action, including 2 for the United States Court of Federal Claims, 3 for the United States Tax Court, and 1 for the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Trump has not yet nominated anyone for appointment to the United States Court of Military Commission Review. Trump designated Susan G. Braden as chief judge of the Court of Federal Claims.

In terms of Article IV territorial courts, Trump has not made any appointments or elevated any judges to the position of chief judge.

Federal Judiciary (Article III)

United States Supreme Court

# Justice Seat State Former Justice Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Confirmation
vote
Began
active service
Ended
active service
1 Gorsuch, NeilNeil Gorsuch Seat 9 Colorado Antonin Scalia February 1, 2017 April 7, 2017 54–45[SC 1] April 8, 2017 Incumbent

United States Courts of Appeals

     Denotes nomination pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee      Denotes nomination reported by the Senate Judiciary Committee

# Judge Circuit Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Confirmation
vote
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 Thapar, AmulAmul Thapar Sixth March 21, 2017 May 25, 2017 52–44[A 1] May 25, 2017 Incumbent
2 Bush, John K.John K. Bush Sixth May 8, 2017 July 20, 2017 51–47[A 2] July 21, 2017 Incumbent
3 Newsom, KevinKevin Newsom Eleventh May 8, 2017 August 1, 2017 66–31[A 3] August 2, 2017 Incumbent
4 Erickson, Ralph R.Ralph R. Erickson Eighth June 7, 2017 September 28, 2017 95–1[A 4] October 12, 2017 Incumbent
5 Barrett, Amy ConeyAmy Coney Barrett Seventh May 8, 2017 October 31, 2017 55–43[A 5] November 2, 2017 Incumbent
6 Larsen, JoanJoan Larsen Sixth May 8, 2017 November 1, 2017 60–38[A 6] November 2, 2017 Incumbent
7 Eid, Allison H.Allison H. Eid Tenth June 7, 2017 November 2, 2017 56–41[A 7] November 3, 2017 Incumbent
8 Bibas, StephanosStephanos Bibas Third June 19, 2017 November 2, 2017 53–43[A 8] November 20, 2017 Incumbent
9 Katsas, Gregory G.Gregory G. Katsas D.C. September 7, 2017 November 28, 2017 50–48[A 9] December 8, 2017 Incumbent
10 Grasz, L. StevenL. Steven Grasz Eighth August 3, 2017 December 12, 2017 50–48[A 10] January 3, 2018 Incumbent
11 Willett, DonDon Willett Fifth October 3, 2017 December 13, 2017 50–47[A 11] January 2, 2018 Incumbent
12 Ho, James C.James C. Ho Fifth October 16, 2017 December 14, 2017 53–43[A 12] January 4, 2018 Incumbent
13 Stras, DavidDavid Stras Eighth January 8, 2018[Rn 1] January 30, 2018 56–42[A 13] January 31, 2018 Incumbent
Branch, Elizabeth L.Elizabeth L. Branch Eleventh January 8, 2018[Rn 2]
Carson III, Joel M.Joel M. Carson III Tenth December 20, 2017
Bounds, RyanRyan Bounds Ninth January 8, 2018[Rn 2]
Brennan, Michael B.Michael B. Brennan Seventh January 8, 2018[Rn 3]
Duncan, KyleKyle Duncan Fifth January 8, 2018[Rn 4]
Engelhardt, Kurt D.Kurt D. Engelhardt Fifth January 8, 2018[Rn 5]
Nalbandian, John B.John B. Nalbandian Sixth January 24, 2018
Bennett, Mark J.Mark J. Bennett Ninth February 15, 2018
Oldham, AndyAndy Oldham Fifth February 15, 2018
Scudder, Michael Y.Michael Y. Scudder Seventh February 15, 2018
St. Eve, Amy J.Amy J. St. Eve Seventh February 15, 2018

United States District Courts

     Denotes nomination pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee      Denotes nomination reported by the Senate Judiciary Committee

# Judge Court
[Note 1]
Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Confirmation
vote
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 Nye, DavidDavid Nye D. Idaho May 8, 2017[Rn 6] July 12, 2017 100–0[D 1] July 12, 2017 Incumbent
2 Kelly, Timothy J.Timothy J. Kelly D.D.C. June 7, 2017 September 5, 2017 94–2[D 2] September 8, 2017 Incumbent
3 Palk, Scott L.Scott L. Palk W.D. Okla. May 8, 2017[Rn 7] October 26, 2017 79–16[D 3] October 31, 2017 Incumbent
4 McFadden, Trevor N.Trevor N. McFadden D.D.C. June 7, 2017 October 30, 2017 84–10[D 4] October 31, 2017 Incumbent
5 Coggins Jr., Donald C.Donald C. Coggins Jr. D.S.C. August 3, 2017[Rn 8] November 16, 2017 96–0[D 5] November 20, 2017 Incumbent
6 Friedrich, Dabney L.Dabney L. Friedrich D.D.C. June 7, 2017 November 27, 2017 97–3[D 6] December 1, 2017 Incumbent
7 Campbell Jr., William L.William L. Campbell Jr. M.D. Tenn. July 13, 2017 January 9, 2018 97–0[D 7] January 12, 2018 Incumbent
8 Parker, TommyTommy Parker W.D. Tenn. July 13, 2017 January 10, 2018 98–0[D 8] January 30, 2018 Incumbent
9 Brown, Michael LawrenceMichael Lawrence Brown N.D. Ga. July 13, 2017 January 11, 2018 92–0[D 9] January 17, 2018 Incumbent
10 Counts III, Walter DavidWalter David Counts III W.D. Tex. September 11, 2017[Rn 9] January 11, 2018 96–0[D 10] January 17, 2018 Incumbent
Quattlebaum Jr., A. MarvinA. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. D.S.C. August 3, 2017
Scholer, Karen GrenKaren Gren Scholer N.D. Tex. September 7, 2017[Rn 10]
Self, TrippTripp Self M.D. Ga. July 13, 2017
Doughty, Terry A.Terry A. Doughty W.D. La. August 3, 2017
Boom, Claria HornClaria Horn Boom E.D. Ky.
W.D. Ky.
June 12, 2017
Wier, Robert E.Robert E. Wier E.D. Ky. August 3, 2017
Baker, R. StanR. Stan Baker S.D. Ga. September 7, 2017
Broomes, John W.John W. Broomes D. Kan. September 7, 2017
Jennings, Rebecca GradyRebecca Grady Jennings W.D. Ky. September 7, 2017
Rodriguez Jr., FernandoFernando Rodriguez Jr. S.D. Tex. September 7, 2017
Nielson Jr., Howard C.Howard C. Nielson Jr. D. Utah September 28, 2017
Sweeney II, James R.James R. Sweeney II S.D. Ind. November 1, 2017
Baxter, Susan ParadiseSusan Paradise Baxter W.D. Pa. December 20, 2017[Rn 11]
Connolly, ColmColm Connolly D. Del. December 20, 2017[Rn 12]
Dooley, Kari A.Kari A. Dooley D. Conn. December 20, 2017
Giampietro, Gordon P.Gordon P. Giampietro E.D. Wis. December 20, 2017
Horan, Marilyn JeanMarilyn Jean Horan W.D. Pa. December 20, 2017[Rn 13]
Kenney, Chad F.Chad F. Kenney E.D. Pa. December 20, 2017
Noreika, MaryellenMaryellen Noreika D. Del. December 20, 2017
Jung, William F.William F. Jung M.D. Fla. December 21, 2017[Rn 14]
Otake, JillJill Otake D. Haw. December 21, 2017
Ashe, Barry W.Barry W. Ashe E.D. La. January 8, 2018[Rn 4]
Axon, Annemarie CarneyAnnemarie Carney Axon N.D. Ala. January 8, 2018[Rn 15]
Beaverstock, Jeffrey UhlmanJeffrey Uhlman Beaverstock S.D. Ala. January 8, 2018[Rn 2]
Burke, Liles C.Liles C. Burke N.D. Ala. January 8, 2018[Rn 15]
Domenico, Daniel D.Daniel D. Domenico D. Colo. January 8, 2018[Rn 4]
Farr, Thomas AlvinThomas Alvin Farr E.D.N.C. January 8, 2018[Rn 16]
Goodwin, Charles BarnesCharles Barnes Goodwin W.D. Okla. January 8, 2018[Rn 17]
Juneau, Michael J.Michael J. Juneau W.D. La. January 8, 2018[Rn 3]
Kacsmaryk, Matthew J.Matthew J. Kacsmaryk N.D. Tex. January 8, 2018[Rn 2]
Marks, Emily CoodyEmily Coody Marks M.D. Ala. January 8, 2018[Rn 2]
Moorer, Terry F.Terry F. Moorer S.D. Ala. January 8, 2018[Rn 2]
Norris, MarkMark Norris W.D. Tenn. January 8, 2018[Rn 17]
Ray II, William McCraryWilliam McCrary Ray II N.D. Ga. January 8, 2018[Rn 17]
Richardson, Eli J.Eli J. Richardson M.D. Tenn. January 8, 2018[Rn 17]
Teeter, Holly LouHolly Lou Teeter D. Kan. January 8, 2018[Rn 3]
Barker, J. CampbellJ. Campbell Barker E.D. Tex. January 23, 2018
Kernodle, Jeremy D.Jeremy D. Kernodle E.D. Tex. January 23, 2018
Truncale , Michael J.Michael J. Truncale E.D. Tex. January 23, 2018
Vitter, WendyWendy Vitter E.D. La. January 23, 2018
Albright, Alan D.Alan D. Albright W.D. Tex. January 24, 2018
Brnovich, SusanSusan Brnovich D. Ariz. January 24, 2018
Lanza, Dominic W.Dominic W. Lanza D. Ariz. January 24, 2018
Summerhays, Robert R.Robert R. Summerhays W.D. La. January 24, 2018
Brasel, Nancy E.Nancy E. Brasel D. Minn. February 15, 2018
Kleeh, Thomas S.Thomas S. Kleeh N.D.W. Va. February 15, 2018
Phipps, Peter J.Peter J. Phipps W.D. Pa. February 15, 2018
Tostrud, Eric C.Eric C. Tostrud D. Minn. February 15, 2018
Williams, C. J.C. J. Williams N.D. Iowa February 15, 2018

Specialty courts and Administrative Tribunals (Article I)

United States Court of Federal Claims

     Denotes nomination pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee      Denotes nomination reported by the Senate Judiciary Committee

# Judge Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Confirmation
vote
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Holte, Ryan T.Ryan T. Holte September 28, 2017
Ohlhausen, MaureenMaureen Ohlhausen January 24, 2018

United States Tax Court

     Denotes nomination pending before the Senate Finance Committee      Denotes nomination reported by the Senate Finance Committee

# Judge Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Confirmation
vote
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Copeland, Elizabeth AnnElizabeth Ann Copeland August 3, 2017[Rn 18]
Urda, Patrick J.Patrick J. Urda August 3, 2017
Jones, Courtney DunbarCourtney Dunbar Jones January 24, 2018

United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

     Denotes nomination pending before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee      Denotes nomination reported by the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee

# Judge Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Confirmation
vote
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 Allen, Michael P.Michael P. Allen June 7, 2017 August 3, 2017 voice vote August 9, 2017 Incumbent
2 Meredith, Amanda L.Amanda L. Meredith June 7, 2017 August 3, 2017 voice vote August 9, 2017 Incumbent
3 Toth, Joseph L.Joseph L. Toth June 7, 2017 August 3, 2017 voice vote August 9, 2017 Incumbent
Falvey Jr., Joseph L.Joseph L. Falvey Jr. January 24, 2018

United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

# Judge Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Confirmation
vote
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
1 Maggs, Gregory E.Gregory E. Maggs October 2, 2017 January 29, 2018 voice vote February 2, 2018 Incumbent

See also

Notes

Renominations
  1. ^ Originally nominated on May 8, 2017. Subsequently renominated on January 8, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Originally nominated on September 7, 2017. Subsequently renominated on January 8, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Originally nominated on August 3, 2017. Subsequently renominated on January 8, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Originally nominated on October 2, 2017. Subsequently renominated on January 8, 2018.
  5. ^ Originally nominated on October 5, 2017. Subsequently renominated on January 8, 2018.
  6. ^ Originally nominated on April 5, 2016, by President Barack Obama. That nomination expired on January 3, 2017. Subsequently renominated by President Trump on May 8, 2017.
  7. ^ Originally nominated on December 16, 2015, by President Barack Obama. That nomination expired on January 3, 2017. Subsequently renominated by President Trump on May 8, 2017.
  8. ^ Originally nominated on February 25, 2016, by President Barack Obama. That nomination expired on January 3, 2017. Subsequently renominated by President Trump on August 3, 2017.
  9. ^ Originally nominated on March 15, 2016, by President Barack Obama. That nomination expired on January 3, 2017. Subsequently renominated by President Trump on September 11, 2017.
  10. ^ Originally nominated on March 15, 2016, by President Barack Obama to the Eastern District of Texas. That nomination expired on January 3, 2017. Subsequently renominated by President Trump to the Northern District of Texas on September 7, 2017.
  11. ^ Originally nominated on July 30, 2015, by President Barack Obama. That nomination expired on January 3, 2017. Subsequently renominated by President Trump on December 20, 2017.
  12. ^ Originally nominated on February 26, 2008, by President George W. Bush. That nomination expired on January 2, 2009. Subsequently renominated by President Trump to a different seat on the same court on December 20, 2017.
  13. ^ Originally nominated on July 30, 2015, by President Barack Obama. That nomination expired on January 3, 2017. Subsequently renominated by President Trump to a different seat on the same court on December 20, 2017.
  14. ^ Originally nominated on July 10, 2008, by President George W. Bush. That nomination expired on January 2, 2009. Subsequently renominated on April 28, 2016, by President Barack Obama to a different seat on the same court. That nomination expired on January 3, 2017. Subsequently renominated by President Trump on December 21, 2017.
  15. ^ a b Originally nominated on July 19, 2017. That nomination expired on January 3, 2018. Subsequently renominated on January 8, 2018.
  16. ^ Originally nominated on December 7, 2006, by President George W. Bush. That nomination expired on December 9, 2006. Renominated by President Bush on January 9, 2007. That nomination expired on January 2, 2009. Subsequently renominated by President Trump on July 13, 2017. That nomination expired on January 3, 2018. Subsequently renominated on January 8, 2018.
  17. ^ a b c d Originally nominated on July 13, 2017. That nomination expired on January 3. Subsequently renominated on January 8, 2018.
  18. ^ Originally nominated on May 4, 2015, by President Barack Obama. That nomination expired on January 3, 2017. Subsequently renominated by President Trump on August 3, 2017.

Confirmation roll call votes

Article III

Supreme Court
  1. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Neil M. Gorsuch, of Colorado, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)". United States Senate. April 7, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2017. 
Courts of Appeals
  1. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Amul R. Thapar, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge)". United States Senate. May 25, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation John Kenneth Bush, of Kentucky, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit)". United States Senate. July 20, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Kevin Christopher Newsom, of Alabama, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit)". United States Senate. August 1, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Ralph R. Erickson, of North Dakota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit)". United States Senate. September 28, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2017. 
  5. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Amy Coney Barrett, of Indiana, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit)". United States Senate. October 31, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2017. 
  6. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Joan Louise Larsen, of Michigan, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit)". United States Senate. November 1, 2017. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  7. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Allison H. Eid, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit)". United States Senate. November 2, 2017. Retrieved November 2, 2017. 
  8. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Stephanos Bibas, of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit)". United States Senate. November 2, 2017. Retrieved November 2, 2017. 
  9. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Gregory G. Katsas, of Virginia, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit)". United States Senate. November 28, 2017. Retrieved November 28, 2017. 
  10. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Leonard Steven Grasz, of Nebraska, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit)". United States Senate. December 12, 2017. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  11. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Don R. Willett, of Texas, to be a Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit)". United States Senate. December 13, 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017. 
  12. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation James C. Ho, of Texas, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit)". United States Senate. December 14, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2017. 
  13. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation: David Ryan Stras, of Minnesota, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit)". United States Senate. January 30, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2018. 
District Courts
  1. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation: David C. Nye, of Idaho, to be U.S. District Judge)". United States Senate. July 12, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation: Timothy J. Kelly, of D.C., to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia)". United States Senate. September 5, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation: Scott L. Palk, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma)". United States Senate. October 26, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Trevor N. McFadden, of Virginia to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia)". United States Senate. October 30, 2017. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  5. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Donald C. Coggins, Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina)". United States Senate. November 16, 2017. Retrieved November 16, 2017. 
  6. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Dabney Langhorne Friedrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia)". United States Senate. November 27, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2017. 
  7. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation William L. Campbell, Jr., of Tennessee, to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee)". United States Senate. January 9, 2018. Retrieved January 9, 2018. 
  8. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Thomas Lee Robinson Parker, of Tennessee, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee)". United States Senate. January 10, 2018. Retrieved January 10, 2018. 
  9. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Michael Lawrence Brown, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia)". United States Senate. January 11, 2018. Retrieved January 11, 2018. 
  10. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation Walter David Counts, III, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas)". United States Senate. January 11, 2018. Retrieved January 11, 2018. 

References

General
Specific
  1. ^ All information on the names, terms of service, and details of appointment of federal judges is derived from the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public-domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Current Vacancies in the Federal Judiciary, uscourts.gov
  3. ^ a b Summary of Judicial Vacancies, uscourts.gov
  4. ^ Future Vacancies in the Federal Judiciary, uscourts.gov
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