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 November 16, 2017, the United States Senate has confirmed 14 Article III judges nominated by Trump, including 1 Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 8 judges for the United States Courts of Appeals, 5 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 10 for the Courts of Appeals and 35 for the District Courts.[3] There are currently no vacancies on the Supreme Court, 18 vacancies on the U.S. Courts of Appeals, 118 vacancies on the U.S. district courts, 2 vacancies on the U.S. Court of International Trade,[3] and 17 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 November 16, 2017, the Senate has confirmed 3 judges nominated by Trump, all for the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. There are currently 6 nominations to Article I courts awaiting Senate action, including 2 for the United States Tax Court and 3 for the United States Court of Federal Claims and 1 for the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. 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

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[S 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]
Stras, DavidDavid Stras Eighth May 8, 2017
Brennan, Michael B.Michael B. Brennan Seventh August 3, 2017
Grasz, L. StevenL. Steven Grasz Eighth August 3, 2017
Branch, Elizabeth L.Elizabeth L. Branch Eleventh September 7, 2017
Katsas, Gregory G.Gregory G. Katsas D.C. September 7, 2017
Bounds, Ryan WesleyRyan Wesley Bounds Ninth September 7, 2017
Duncan, Stuart KyleStuart Kyle Duncan Fifth October 2, 2017
Willett, DonDon Willett Fifth October 3, 2017
Engelhardt, Kurt D.Kurt D. Engelhardt Fifth October 5, 2017
Ho, James C.James C. Ho Fifth October 16, 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[Rn 1] 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 2] 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 3] November 16, 2017 96–0[D 5]
Friedrich, Dabney L.Dabney L. Friedrich 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[Rn 4]
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
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
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
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[Rn 5]
Talley, BrettBrett Talley M.D. Ala. September 7, 2017
Counts III, Walter DavidWalter David Counts III W.D. Tex. September 11, 2017[Rn 6]
Petersen, Matthew S.Matthew S. Petersen D.D.C. September 11, 2017
Nielson Jr., Howard C.Howard C. Nielson Jr. D. Utah September 28, 2017
Domenico, Daniel D.Daniel D. Domenico D. Colo. October 2, 2017
Ashe, Barry W.Barry W. Ashe E.D. La. October 2, 2017


Sweeney II, James R.James R. Sweeney II S.D. Ind. November 1, 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
Holte, Ryan T.Ryan T. Holte September 28, 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[Rn 7]
Urda, Patrick J.Patrick J. 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
Maggs, Gregory E.Gregory E. Maggs October 2, 2017

See also

Notes

Renominations
  1. ^ Originally nominated on April 5, 2016 by President Barack Obama. That nomination expired on January 3, 2017 with the end of the 114th Congress. Subsequently renominated by President Trump on May 8, 2017.
  2. ^ Originally nominated on December 16, 2015 by President Barack Obama. That nomination expired on January 3, 2017 with the end of the 114th Congress. Subsequently renominated by President Trump on May 8, 2017.
  3. ^ Originally nominated on February 25, 2016 by President Barack Obama. That nomination expired on January 3, 2017 with the end of the 114th Congress. Subsequently renominated by President Trump on August 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Originally nominated on December 7, 2006 by President George W. Bush. That nomination expired on January 3, 2007 with the end of the 109th Congress. President Bush renominated on January 9, 2007. That nomination expired on January 3, 2009 with the end of the 110th Congress. Subsequently renominated by President Trump on July 13, 2017.
  5. ^ Originally nominated on March 15, 2016 by President Barack Obama to the Eastern District of Texas. That nomination expired on January 3, 2017 with the end of the 114th Congress. Subsequently renominated by President Trump to the Northern District of Texas on September 7, 2017.
  6. ^ Originally nominated on March 15, 2016 by President Barack Obama. That nomination expired on January 3, 2017 with the end of the 114th Congress. Subsequently renominated by President Trump on September 11, 2017.
  7. ^ Originally nominated on May 4, 2015 by President Barack Obama. That nomination expired on January 3, 2017 with the end of the 114th Congress. Subsequently renominated by President Trump on August 3, 2017.

Confirmation roll call vote links

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. 
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. 
International Trade

Article I

Article IV

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

External links

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