List of federal judges appointed by Donald Trump

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Donald Trump with his first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

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 July 20, 2017, the United States Senate has confirmed 4 Article III judges nominated by Trump, including 1 Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 2 judges for the United States Courts of Appeals, 1 judge for the United States district courts, and 0 judges for the United States Court of International Trade.[2] There are currently 23 nominations to Article III courts awaiting Senate action.[3] There are currently no vacancies on the Supreme Court, 21 vacancies on the U.S. Courts of Appeals, 107 vacancies on the U.S. district courts, 2 vacancies on the U.S. Court of International Trade,[3] and 23 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, Trump has made 0 appointments to the United States Tax Court, 0 appointments to the United States Court of Federal Claims, 0 appointments to the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 0 appointments to the United States Court of Military Commission Review, and 0 appointments to the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. There are currently 5 nominations to Article I Courts awaiting Senate action, including 2 for the Court of Federal Claims and 3 for the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Trump designated Susan G. Braden as chief judge of the Court of Federal Claims.

In terms of Article IV territorial courts, Trump has made 0 appointments and has elevated 0 judges to the position of chief judge.

United States Supreme Court Justices

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

# 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

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
2 Bush, John K.John K. Bush Sixth May 8, 2017 July 20, 2017 51–47
Larsen, JoanJoan Larsen Sixth May 8, 2017
Stras, DavidDavid Stras Eighth May 8, 2017
Barrett, Amy ConeyAmy Coney Barrett Seventh May 8, 2017
Newsom, Kevin C.Kevin C. Newsom Eleventh May 8, 2017
Eid, Allison H.Allison H. Eid Tenth June 7, 2017
Erickson, Ralph R.Ralph R. Erickson Eighth June 7, 2017
Bibas, StephanosStephanos Bibas Third June 19, 2017

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
Palk, Scott L.Scott L. Palk W.D. Okla. May 8, 2017
Friedrich, Dabney L.Dabney L. Friedrich D.D.C. June 7, 2017
Kelly, Timothy J.Timothy J. Kelly D.D.C. June 7, 2017
McFadden, Trevor N.Trevor N. McFadden D.D.C. June 7, 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, Thomas AlvinThomas Alvin 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
Moorer, Terry F.Terry F. Moorer M.D. Ala. pending

United States Court of International Trade (Article III)

     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 (Article I)

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

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
Allen, Michael P.Michael P. Allen June 7, 2017
Meredith, Amanda L.Amanda L. Meredith June 7, 2017
Toth, Joseph L.Joseph L. Toth June 7, 2017

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 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 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 2]
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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