List of federal judges appointed by Donald Trump

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Following 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 September 11, 2017, the United States Senate has confirmed 6 Article III judges nominated by Trump, including 1 Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 3 judges for the United States Courts of Appeals, 2 judges for the United States district courts, and 0 judges for the United States Court of International Trade.[2] There are currently 45 nominations to Article III courts awaiting Senate action, including 11 for the Courts of Appeals and 34 for the District Courts.[3] There are currently no vacancies on the Supreme Court, 21 vacancies on the U.S. Courts of Appeals, 115 vacancies on the U.S. district courts, 2 vacancies on the U.S. Court of International Trade,[3] and 18 announced federal judicial vacancies that will occur before the end of Trump's first term.[4] Trump has not made any recess appointments to the federal courts.

In terms of Article I courts, as of September 5, 2017, the Senate has confirmed 3 judges nominated by Trump, all for the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. There are currently 4 nominations to Article I courts awaiting Senate action, including 2 for the United States Tax Court and 2 for the United States Court of Federal Claims. Trump has not yet nominated anyone for appointment to the United States Court of Military Commission Review or the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. 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

Donald Trump with his Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.
# Justice Seat State Former Justice Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Confirmation
vote
Began
service
Ended
service
1 Gorsuch, NeilNeil Gorsuch Seat 9 Colorado Antonin Scalia February 1, 2017 April 7, 2017 54–45 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 May 25, 2017 Incumbent
2 Bush, John K.John K. Bush Sixth May 8, 2017 July 20, 2017 51–47 July 21, 2017 Incumbent
3 Newsom, KevinKevin Newsom Eleventh May 8, 2017 August 1, 2017 66–31 August 2, 2017 Incumbent
Erickson, Ralph R.Ralph R. Erickson Eighth June 7, 2017
Barrett, Amy ConeyAmy Coney Barrett Seventh May 8, 2017
Larsen, JoanJoan Larsen Sixth May 8, 2017
Stras, DavidDavid Stras Eighth May 8, 2017
Eid, Allison H.Allison H. Eid Tenth June 7, 2017
Bibas, StephanosStephanos Bibas Third June 19, 2017
Brennan, Michael B.Michael B. Brennan Seventh August 3, 2017
Grasz, L. StevenL. Steven Grasz Eighth August 3, 2017
Bounds, Ryan WesleyRyan Wesley Bounds Ninth September 7, 2017
Branch, Elizabeth L.Elizabeth L. Branch Eleventh September 7, 2017
Katsas, Gregory G.Gregory G. Katsas D.C. September 7, 2017

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 July 12, 2017 100–0 August 1, 2017 Incumbent
2 Kelly, Timothy J.Timothy J. Kelly D.D.C. June 7, 2017 September 5, 2017 94–2 September 8, 2017 Incumbent
Palk, Scott L.Scott L. Palk W.D. Okla. May 8, 2017
Friedrich, Dabney L.Dabney L. Friedrich D.D.C. June 7, 2017
McFadden, Trevor N.Trevor N. McFadden D.D.C. June 7, 2017
Coggins Jr., Donald C.Donald C. Coggins Jr. D. S.C. August 3, 2017
Boom, Claria HornClaria Horn Boom E.D. Ky.
W.D. Ky.
June 12, 2017
Brown, Michael LawrenceMichael Lawrence Brown N.D. Ga. July 13, 2017
Campbell Jr., William L.William L. Campbell Jr. M.D. Tenn. July 13, 2017
Farr, ThomasThomas Farr E.D. N.C. July 13, 2017
Goodwin, Charles BarnesCharles Barnes Goodwin W.D. Okla. July 13, 2017
Norris, MarkMark Norris W.D. Tenn. July 13, 2017
Parker, TommyTommy Parker W.D. Tenn. July 13, 2017
Ray II, William McCraryWilliam McCrary Ray II N.D. Ga. July 13, 2017
Richardson, Eli J.Eli J. Richardson M.D. Tenn. July 13, 2017
Self, TrippTripp Self M.D. Ga. July 13, 2017
Axon, Annemarie CarneyAnnemarie Carney Axon N.D. Ala. July 19, 2017
Burke, Liles C.Liles C. Burke N.D. Ala. July 19, 2017
Doughty, Terry A.Terry A. Doughty W.D. La. August 3, 2017
Juneau, Michael J.Michael J. Juneau W.D. La. August 3, 2017
Quattlebaum Jr., A. MarvinA. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. D. S.C. August 3, 2017
Teeter, Holly LouHolly Lou Teeter D. Kan. August 3, 2017
Wier, Robert E.Robert E. Wier E.D. Ky. August 3, 2017
Baker, R. StanR. Stan Baker S.D. Ga. September 7, 2017
Beaverstock, Jeffrey UhlmanJeffrey Uhlman Beaverstock S.D. Ala. 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
Kacsmaryk, Matthew J.Matthew J. Kacsmaryk N.D. Tex. September 7, 2017
Marks, Emily CoodyEmily Coody Marks M.D. Ala. September 7, 2017
Mateer, Jeffrey C.Jeffrey C. Mateer E.D. Tex. September 7, 2017
Moorer, Terry F.Terry F. Moorer S.D. Ala. September 7, 2017
Rodriguez Jr., FernandoFernando Rodriguez Jr. S.D. Tex. September 7, 2017
Scholer, Karen GrenKaren Gren Scholer N.D. Tex. September 7, 2017
Talley, Brett JosephBrett Joseph Talley M.D. Ala. September 7, 2017
Counts III, Walter DavidWalter David Counts III W.D. Tex. September 11, 2017
Petersen, Matthew S.Matthew S. Petersen D.D.C. September 11, 2017

United States Court of International Trade

     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

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
Schiff, Damien M.Damien M. Schiff May 8, 2017
Schwartz, Stephen S.Stephen S. Schwartz June 7, 2017

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
Urda, PatrickPatrick Urda August 3, 2017

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

United States Court of Military Commission Review

     Denotes nomination pending before the Senate Armed Services Committee      Denotes nomination reported by the Senate Armed Services Committee

# Judge Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Confirmation
vote
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status

United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

     Denotes nomination pending before the Senate Armed Services Committee      Denotes nomination reported by the Senate Armed Services Committee

# Judge Nomination
date
Confirmation
date
Confirmation
vote
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status

Territorial courts (Article IV)

     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

See also

Notes

Renominations

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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