Law360’s Guide To Trump’s Judicial Picks

Updated May 15, 2018 10:30 a.m. | President Donald Trump has an unusual opportunity to reshape the federal judiciary as the number of vacancies at the start of his term was higher than for any president in the past three decades.

Appointment Scorecard Circuit Courts of Appeals

12 vacant

seats 11 pending

nominations 19 confirmed


U.S. District Courts

109 vacant

seats 65 pending

nominations 17 confirmed


There were only about 40 federal court vacancies when President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, and...

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